Henrico CASA seeks volunteers to serve as child advocates

Information sessions set for May 11 and 13; training starts June 7

Henrico County Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) will hold virtual information sessions at 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 11 and at noon Thursday, May 13 for people who would like to learn about volunteering to work in the court system on behalf of abused or neglected children.

Interested individuals can register on Eventbrite for the May 11 session or the May 13 session. For questions or details about the sessions, contact Rebecca Kalman-Winston at (804) 501-1670 or [email protected].  

Henrico CASA will offer a three-week training program for new volunteers beginning Monday, June 7. Classes will be held three days per week and last about six hours each session. Participants must attend all sessions.

Henrico CASA is a private, nonprofit organization that has worked closely with the county’s court system for 25 years. Working typically 10 to 12 hours per month, volunteer advocates gather information on a child’s circumstances to supplement information provided to the court. Henrico CASA volunteers served 401 children by donating 13,532 hours during fiscal year 2019-20.

Prospective volunteers must apply by Friday, May 21, be at least 21 years old and have regular access to a computer. Applicants will be interviewed, fingerprinted and undergo criminal background and reference checks.

Anyone interested in applying but unable to attend an information session is asked to contact Kalman-Winston.

For an application or more information, go to henricocasa.org.

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