Advocacy Training
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Advocacy Academy Training

The Advocacy Academy curriculum was developed to increase a new CASA volunteer's knowledge of the child protection and court systems and break down the steps involved in advocating effectively for a child in foster care. The Advocacy Academy manual contains 7 sections and is intended to be a supplement to the topics that are discussed during the 2-day in-person Advocacy Academy training.

The manual is provided below in a full PDF file and also divided into individual sections. Please review this material before starting your first case and feel free to use it as a reference as needed in the future.


Advocacy Academy Manual
Advocacy Academy (entire manual)
Preface of Manual
Sec. 1 - The Development of Child Abuse and Neglect Laws
Sec. 2 - The Child Protection System
Sec. 3 - The Court System
Sec. 4 - The Education System
Sec. 5 - CASA Volunteer Work - Part 1
(Templates and reports discussed in this section.)
Sec. 6 - Administrative Code & Policy Manual
Sec. 7 - Glossary and Acronyms