The CASA legislation outlines five major duties of the CASA volunteer:
Casa Volunteer Duties And Responsibilities (6vac20-160-60)
Qualifications Of Volunteers (6vac20-160-90)
Screening of Volunteers (6vac20-160-100)
Each CASA program in Virginia may have slightly different procedures and/or requirements for volunteer screening. Every program must have the following as a minimum:
The Virginia Department of Social Services operates a Child Protective Services Hotline. Calls are accepted at anytime and are referred to the appropriate local department for a response.
CASA staff and volunteers are not allowed to give legal advice nor become involved in a case unless appointed to that case by a judge.