Maine CASA organizes online training



REGION – Interested in championing the best interests of a child in Maine? The Maine Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) program is hosting its spring training for volunteer lawyers from March 8-11. This four-day online training is free and designed to prepare participants for certification as volunteer ad litem tutors in district courts in Maine.

CASAs of Maine are community volunteers who are appointed to serve as ad litem guardians (GALs) for children involved in child protection cases. The basis of CASA’s job is to find out about the case and then advise the court on what CASA believes is in the best interests of the child.

CASAs come from a wide variety of professional and personal backgrounds and are guided through the process by CASA program staff. CASAs bring their own unique perspectives to their work as volunteers.

If you are prepared to advocate for a child’s best interests, we encourage you to apply to become a CASA volunteer. Those interested in the training should complete an application and, if invited to participate, should also complete criminal and child welfare background checks.

Are you ready to defend the best interests of a child? If so, we hope you can join us for our online training March 8-11. For more information on how to become a volunteer, please contact Maine CASA Legal Services Advisor Darren Defoe at 207-213-2864 or by email at [email protected]

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