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Every child deserves a voice! Become a CASA volunteer and make a difference in a child’s life.

Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) Volunteer. In Washoe County, there are more than 900 children each year who are thrust into the family court system as a result of abuse or neglect at home. Many of these children will live temporarily with foster parents while their own parents struggle to overcome addiction to alcohol or drugs, illness, financial hardship or other problems that placed the children at risk. CASA’s are volunteer citizens who step into children’s lives and offer trust, consistency and stability for the duration of legal proceedings. CASA’s are appointed by a judge to provide detailed information about a child and their unique needs. CASA volunteers typically handle one case at a time ---and commit to staying on that case until the child is placed in a safe, permanent home. By thoroughly investigating the child’s circumstances and reporting back to the court, a CASA volunteer helps shape the important decisions being made about a child’s future. The vision of the CASA Program is to provide an advocate for every abused child within the Washoe County Family Court system. This will give each child a better chance of returning to, or being placed in a safe and secure home as quickly as possible.


CASA volunteers must be 21 years or older, pass a background check, participate in a personal interview and complete a 40 hour training program.

Note: Screening of volunteers requires additional paperwork.

Time Commitment

Volunteers must complete a 40 hour pre-service training program which is offered four times a year. Once assigned a case, CASA volunteers typically spend 10-15 hours a month on their case work.


NRS 432B.500 states the Court shall appoint a guardian ad litem after a petition is filed that a child is in need of protection. CASA’s serve as volunteer guardians ad litem.

We're looking for volunteers!

Contact Information
Mary Herzik 328-3299
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