Testifying in Court

Introduction



In this course you will learn tips and review guidelines to help you prepare for testifying in court. While most CASA voluntees are not called to give testimony on the stand, CASAs do present their reports and decisions in court.

Professional Experience



Creating a resume of your volunteer and life experience can help give you confidence. It will also prepare you to answer possible questions about your qualifications to make recommendations regarding the child you advocate for. Being able to explain your background and training history helps establish you as a credible witness and gives your recommendations more weight.

Here is a sample CASA of Arizona resume template:



CASA of Arizona Program
RESUME OF CASA'S EXPERIENCE/TRAINING
Name: _________________________________
Date certified as CASA: ____________________
Education/Occupational Background
Last grade completed: ________ Year completed: _______ Major: __________
Schools attended _________________________________________________
Special training/certification (include dates, if possible): __________________
________________________________________________________________
Current occupations: ____________________ Years of experience _________
Brief description of duties: __________________________________________
________________________________________________________________

Listing of Training Topics Completed Through CASA (i.e. cultural diversity, reasonable efforts, battered child syndrome, drug exposure):
Subject Date Instructor Hrs
1.      
2.      
3.      

Additional Training Information: ______________________________________
_______________________________________________________________

Type of volunteer work Dates worked Type of work performed
1.    
2.    
3.    

Other Pertinent Information (could include life experience such as parenting):
_______________________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________________


Note: Download a fillable CASA of Arizona resume template.


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