CASA trains volunteers as Court Appointed Special Advocates for children in the foster care system. Volunteers are appointed by the judge to a child or sibling group in the foster care system to advocate for their best interest for the duration of the court case (averaging 12-18 months). Advocates visit their assigned youth every 7-10 days, attend case related meetings, submit a Court Report to the judge/involved parties, and attend quarterly hearings. To become a volunteer, individuals must pass criminal background checks as well as a DHS clearance. Following an interview, prospective volunteers go through 30 hours of classroom training and 10 hours of court room observation prior to being assigned a case. Volunteers must be able to commit to the duration of a case to become an advocate.