I hereby affirm that the information contained in this application is correct and accurate to the best of my knowledge. I understand that this information will be used in determining my eligibility as a Court Appointed Special Advocate, as well as to support any ongoing involvement with CASA. I understand that completing this application or gaining acceptance into the training does not of itself guarantee confirmation that I will be sworn in as a CASA volunteer or be appointed to a case and that such a decision is made after the entire screening and training process have been successfully completed. I further understand that both the CASA program and I have the ability to individually or mutually terminate this relationship at any point. This decision may occur at any time in the screening process, including after the interview or during the training, or after I am sworn in as a CASA volunteer. Any knowingly false or misleading statements or omissions made on this application or otherwise stated during the screening process shall be automatic grounds for dismissal.
I understand that the CASA program will protect and maintain my personal information. Information is collected and stored for purposes related to the recruitment, screening, training and retention of CASA volunteers and will not be sold to third parties.
Upon successful completion of my screening, training and acceptance as a volunteer, I understand that I will be expected to serve as an advocate for a length of time* as agreed upon/discussed with the CASA program personnel. If unforeseen circumstances prevent me from fulfilling this obligation, I will provide as much notice as possible and follow any procedures for notice, release and return of case-specific information, both digital and physical.
I am aware that I may have access to sensitive information during training and court observation. During training, I will be provided with detailed information about how to protect and maintain confidential documents, reports, evaluations and other material in my capacity as a CASA volunteer to avoid any unauthorized disclosure.