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:
|Upcoming Informational Sessions|
|Friday, October 8, 2021||12:00pm - 1:00pm|
|Friday, October 22, 2021||5:30pm - 6:30pm|
|Tuesday, November, 9 2021||5:30pm - 6:30pm|
|Tuesday, November 23, 2021||12:00pm - 1:00pm|
|Wednesday, December 8, 2021||5:30pm - 6:30pm|
|Tuesday, December 21, 2021||12:00pm - 1:00pm|
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 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.