Core CASA Advocacy Resources
A large part of the CASA role involves providing the court and child support team with written information to inform their work on the case. This can include court reports, developing case plans, assessments, and more. You will find the forms to use for these essential components of your work as a CASA below. You will also find additional handbooks and guides for your reference as you engage in your role as a CASA volunteer.
Advocate Link Guide: A step-by-step guide for using our online advocacy platform, Advocate Link, with screenshots.
Advocate Link Guide (Educational Rights Holders specific): A step-by-step guide for using our Advocate Link specifically for Educational Rights Holders.
CASA Volunteer Handbook: Comprehensive outline of our policies and procedures for the CASA program. Please refer to this guide throughout your time as a CASA.
Court Report Template: Court report template to be filled out when a report is due to SFCASA.
Emergency Procedures Guide: A basic guide to steps you can take to prevent an emergency, as well as how to handle an emergency if one happens while you are with your CASA youth.
(Coming Soon) Non-Minor Dependent (NMD) Court Report Template: Court report template to be filled out when a report is due to SFCASA. Please use only for cases involving Non-Minor Dependents (age 18-21).
Social Media Policy: SFCASA has updated its Social Media Policy to answer many of the questions we receive regarding appropriate behavior for CASAs on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. Please review this guide for information about protecting your accounts and refer back to it whenever you have concerns about connecting with your youth over social media.
Suspected Child Abuse Report Form: To be used if you suspect abuse in your assigned youth's home or placement. You may also bring this up with your Case Supervisor.
Volunteer Advocate Assessment - Self-Evaluation: An assessment tool to be filled out by the volunteer after their first year of service before meeting with the Case Supervisor for an annual evaluation.
"What is a CASA volunteer?" informational brochures: Click on the link to view our English informational brochure about the role of a CASA volunteer included in all notifications of appointment to relatives and caregivers.
"What is a CASA volunteer?" informational brochures: Click on the link to view our Spanish informational brochure about the role of a CASA volunteer included in all notifications of appointment to relatives and caregivers.
Zipcar Discount: Click on the link to access our exclusive Zipcar membership discount code for CASA volunteers.