Steps to Becoming a CASA

How to Become a CASA

  • Be 21 years of age or older
  • Attend a one-hour CASA orientation
  • Complete a Volunteer Application
  • Participate in a screening interview with CASA staff
  • Successfully complete a criminal background check and provide documentation of a safe driving record
  • Attend all training sessions and scheduled court tours
  • Participate in a final interview with a Case Coordinator
  • Participate in a swearing-in ceremony conducted by the presiding Tulare County Juvenile Court Judge, where you become an officer of the court and mandated child abuse reporter.
  • Meet with your CASA Case Coordinator to receive your case assignment and to schedule an introduction to the child and other parties involved in the case
  • Begin regular meeting with your CASA child
  • Serve as a fact-finder for the Juvenile Court judge by thoroughly researching the background of the assigned case
  • Speak on behalf of the child in the courtroom, representing his or her best interests
  • Attend monthly Continuing Education training 
  • Become the person that makes all the difference to a child


CASA of Tulare County has two locations -- our headquarters in Visalia and a satellite office in Porterville.

Oreintations take place in Visalia every Thursday at 12:00PM; excluding holidays. Oreintations in Porterville are scheduled on an individual basis; please call 625-4007 for more information.

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