HOW TO APPLY

Speak up for a child today. Become a CASA by taking the first step: submit an application (PDF) to the Snohomish County Office of the Court Appointed Special Advocate. For more information, review the program brochure (PDF) or connect with us at (425) 388 -7854 or email


CASA Information Sessions:

The Snohomish County Office of the Court Appointed Special Advocate is hosting 1-hour informational sessions via Zoom to discuss the role of a CASA Volunteer. If you are interested in participating in an informational session please inquire by sending an email to CASA@snoco.org, or by calling our main office line at 425-388-7854. 


Upcoming Informational Sessions 
Wednesday, July 28, 2021
5:30pm - 6:30pm
Friday, August 13, 2021
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Tuesday, August 24, 2021
5:30pm - 6:30pm
Friday, September 10, 202112:00pm - 1:00pm
Tuesday, September 21, 20215:30pm - 6:30pm


MINIMUM JOB REQUIREMENTS:

A Court Appointed Special Advocate must be at least 21 years of age, have a high school education, must possess a valid driver’s license and have access to transportation.

The CASA must complete an application form and authorize the CASA Program Staff to check at least three references unrelated to the applicant. The CASA must authorize and pass a criminal background check, which includes national, state, and local records checks, as well as a Child Protective Services (CPS) record check. During the COVID-19 health pandemic, in-person visits and/or contact with children, families, caregivers, or partner stakeholders require all CASA staff and volunteers to wear a face mask.  Until further notice, in-person contact requires supervisory approval, adherence to the mask mandate and CASA signature of the Release and Waiver of Liability. 


The CASA Program Coordinator will interview qualified applicants to determine suitability for the training program and CASA volunteer position.The prospective CASA must be comfortable speaking, reading and writing in the English language, be able to write coherent reports that are fact-based and logical in its conclusions and recommendations, and to assertively speak to the child’s best interests in court. The CASA must agree to perform the duties as described above, in an ethical and lawful manner, and consistent with the policies of the CASA Program, and in accordance with the Guardian ad Litem court rules and Washington State RCWs. The CASA must be willing to make a minimum commitment of staying with the Program for the duration of their assigned case.


The Snohomish County Office of the Court Appointed Special Advocate is actively seeking volunteers from all cultures, professions, ethnic and educational backgrounds to join our team.


CASAs do not have to be a lawyer or social worker to be a volunteer. We seek to recruit, train and supervise quality volunteers who reflect the diversity of the population we serve. As a volunteer, CASAs are thoroughly trained and well supported by professional staff to help them through each case.

CASAs must pass a criminal records background check and participate in an in-person interview. Qualified applicants are required to participate in a 30+ hour pre-service training, commit to remain with their assigned case until it is dismissed and possess a desire to make difference in the life of a child.