Speak up for a child today. Become a CASA by taking the first step: submit an application to the Snohomish County Office of the Court Appointed Special Advocate.

For more information, review the program brochure.  We offer brochures in English, Spanish, Russian, Filipino, Vietnamese, and Chinese. You can also connect with us at 

(425) 388 -7854 or email us.

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 click the date to register.

Info Session Schedule
Thursday, September 7Noon - 1pm
Tuesday, September 12Noon - 1pm
Monday, September 185:30 - 6:30pm
Friday, September 29Noon - 1pm


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. 

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 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.


Inclusiveness and diversity are foundational to the Snohomish County Office of the Court Appointed Special Advocate’s recruitment efforts. The Program actively seeks individuals who respect a child’s inherent right to grow with dignity in a safe environment that meets that child’s best interest. The Program strives to recruit and select volunteers that reflect the diversity of children served by Snohomish County’s child welfare system.

The Office of the Court Appointed Special Advocate will not discriminate against individuals on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, ancestry, national origin or marital status/civil union or domestic partnership status. This agreement not to discriminate shall pertain to recruitment, training, hiring, discharge, promotion, or any condition, term or privilege of employment, acceptance and utilization of volunteers, assignment of volunteers to cases, and the provision of service to all cases.