In our classroom sessions, CASA volunteers are given the necessary tools and information needed to become a court appointed advocate. We provide 35 hours of education and training to prepare you to work with children who have been abused or neglected and are in the foster care system. Training topics include CASA roles and responsibilities, bonding and attachment, child abuse and neglect, cultural issues, effects of trauma (e.g. drug and alcohol addiction), domestic violence, mental illness (Adverse Childhood Experiences), communicating with children, conflict resolution and more. All classes must be completed before volunteers can graduate and be sworn-in as a CASA advocate.


You are required to attend an orientation meeting before submitting your application (see orientation schedule).





January 21 - February 4, 2020

Tuesdays and Thursdays: 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Location: Beaverton Christian Church - 13600 SW Allen Blvd, Beaverton

Deadline to apply: January 7, 2020

March 3, 5, & 10, 2020: Noon - 5:00 PM

AND March 7, 2020 (Saturday): 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Location: CASA Office - 2514 Sykes Road, St. Helens

Deadline to apply: February 18, 2020

March 17 - 31, 2020

Tuesdays and Thursdays: 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Location: TBD

Deadline to apply: March 3, 2020

April 28 - May 19, 2020

Tuesdays and Thursdays: 5:30 - 9:00 PM

Location: TBD

Deadline to apply:  April 14, 2020

May 26 - June 16, 2020

Tuesdays and Thursday: 5:30 - 9:00 PM

Location: Providence Medical Center - 4805 NE Glisan St, Portland

Deadline to apply: May 12, 2020

For training questions, please contact Yuko Spofford, Training Manager, at or (503) 988-4172.


When a child who has been abused and neglected is going through the trauma of the court system, a CASA advocate is tirelessly working to guide them through safely, quickly, and effectively.


Donate now online, it’s a safe and secure way to give. Your support will help children in our community who have been abused or neglected find safe, permanent homes.


We need volunteers more than ever to help a child find a safe, permanent home. Become a CASA advocate and make a lasting difference in the life of a child.

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