Help a child in need

You can make a difference and be a hero for a child who has suffered abuse.

Court Appointed Special Advocates are specially trained community volunteers appointed by Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court Judges to speak in the best interest of children who are brought before the court for reasons of abuse or neglect. The CASA is an official part of the judicial proceedings, working alongside attorneys, social workers and other professionals.  By handling only one or two cases at a time, the CASA has time to thoroughly explore the history of each assigned case.

How to get started

Step 1: Information Session

Attendance is required before you apply. Each information session provides an in-depth look into what is required of our advocates and CASA work. These sessions are virtual and offered monthly, with more frequent sessions as we get close to each application deadline.  If you are interested in attending an information session, please complete the inquiry form below.

Step 2: Application
Once you have attended an information session and feel like this is the right volunteer opportunity for you, complete an application. If you have any questions regarding this step, don’t hesitate to email us at —-.
Step 3: Screening
Part of the screening process is a 30-45-minute phone interview and then a 1.5-2 hour in-person interview. Because we work with children, we conduct a thorough background check on all of our volunteers initially as well as every four years.
Step 4: Training

We offer 3 pre-service training classes each year (Winter, Spring, and Fall). Training sessions are Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday. Weekday sessions are in the evening, virtually. Weekend sessions are in person. Training includes discussions on various relevant topics to CASA work, as well as a court observation attended with a current CASA volunteer. Training is an extension of our screening process.

Step 5: Swearing In and Starting a Case
After successful completion of steps 1-4, you will be sworn-in by one of our local judges and ready to accept your first case. Our trained staff will be on-hand to assist you every step of the way while working your case.

For more information about being a volunteer, visit the link below.

CASA CIS Volunteer Info Sheet

CASA CIS Volunteer Inquiry

Serving Fauquier, Prince William, Rappahannock, and Warren counties, and the cities of Manassas and Manassas Park.

Contact Us

9384-C Forestwood Lane
Manassas, VA 20110

About Us

Our mission is to activate trained volunteers to help our community’s most vulnerable children thrive in safe, loving homes.