Welcome

Michael Bates, Director
455 W. Rose Street
PO Box 1754
Walla Walla, WA 99362

 

Contact Information
Phone  509-524-2800
Phone 509-382-2200
Fax 509-524-2836

 

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Walla Walla/Columbia Counties CASA Program
Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children
455 WEST ROSE STREET
WALLA WALLA, WA. 99362 

For more information about becoming a CASA Volunteer, call us at (509) 524-2800 or e-mail: jsporleder@co.walla-walla.wa.us. We are available from: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Monday through Friday.

Jane Sporleder                                  Chris House
Program Manager                        Volunteer Coordinator

Be a strong advocate for an abused child, regardless of your own professional or educational background. Determine the most appropriate resolution for a child caught in the legal system. Recommend to the court a course of action that will focus on the child’s well-being. Ensure that educational and social services are working to meet the needs of the child. Guide the child to a safe and permanent home.

We give you the tools you need to succeed…

  • Extensive training to advocate in court for abused and neglected children.
  • Consistent back-up support.
  • Independence to act. 
  • The power to influence life-changing court decisions.
  • Process:
    • Request Application
    • Submit Application
    • Interview with Program Staff
    • Background Check
    • 30 hours of training from the National CASA manual
      • Each CASA Trainee receives his/her own manual
    • 10 hours of Courtroom observation
    • 1 year of commitment to the program
  • A volunteer can take one case or they can work multiple cases —- it really depends on the amount of time one individual can give. 
  • Volunteers spend about 10 hours per month on a case. 

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