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Continuing Education Requirements for Court Appointed Special Advocates

What: 12 hours per year (from the date of assignment to a case).

Why: The purpose is to ensure that volunteers stay educated and informed on issues within the juvenile dependency system and specific areas of interest that relate to your individual case, or help to prepare you to work on a different type of case in the future.

Additionally, it is a requirement as specified by the Judicial Council.

Where: This requirement can be met through books, movies, television shows and on-line trainings and by attending CASA-to-CASA support groups, CASA sponsored trainings, and trainings offered in the community. Credits for books will receive 3 hours and movies/television programs will receive 2 hours. Online trainings can be matched hour for hour.