8th Judicial District Court-CASA Program

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Basic Information

Address: 601 N. Pecos Rd. Las Vegas, NV 89101
Phone Number: 702-455-4306
Fax Number: 702-455-5297
Director: Shelia Parks

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8th Judicial District Court-CASA Program
8th Judicial District Court-CASA Program
8th Judicial District Court-CASA Program
8th Judicial District Court-CASA Program

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Additional Information

Causes Served: Abused and Neglected Children
Clearances Required: Yes
Background Check: Yes
Population Served: birth to 18 year old-foster youth
Ages for Volunteer: 21
Hours of Service: Flexible -based on Individual's Availability
Minimum Hours Required: 33 hours of Pre-Service Training; 10-15 hours a month; 12 hours on In-Service Training Annually
Days of Service: Flexible
Mission Statement:

CASA's mission is to promote and support court-appointed volunteer advocacy for abused and neglected children so they can thrive in safe, permanent homes.

Philosophy/Belief Statement:

A child who is appointed a CASA volunteer is more likely to have his/her story changed from a life of hurt, to one of hope.

Program History:

The first court appointed volunteer program began in 1977 in Seattle Washington. The term Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) was actually suggested by the late Judge John F. Mendoza of Las Vegas in 1978. The CASA Program of Las Vegas began in June 1980. Our program averages 360 CASA volunteers and serve approximately 1000 foster children annually. Our most veteran CASA volunteer has been with our program since 1981.


CASA Orientations: held 4 times a month at various times/locations. See CASALasVegas.org for details. CASA Trainings: held 4 times a year. CASA's Annual Pinwheel for Prevention in April, Annual CASA Retreat & Recognition Ceremony, CASA Night Outs, CASA's Annual Angel Tree event is sponsored by the CASA Foundation. To donate or volunteer for this event, please visit CASAFoundationLV.org or call 702-588-2272. The CASA Foundation is a separate 501c3 organization that supports the CASA Program and its volunteers.

Additional Information:

The CASA Program recruit, screen, train and support volunteers. These volunteers become sworn Officers of the Court, to advocate for the best interests of abused and neglected children, in and out of court. They ensure that the child's physical, educational, emotional, medical/dental and family/ sibling visitation needs are being met and that permanency is achieved in a timely manner. A CASA volunteer is a trusted and committed adult in a child's life.

CASA volunteers must complete the National CASA Association's 33-hr. training curriculum, which consist of pre-work, class work and court observation. The training is designed to ensure CASA volunteers receive the knowledge, skills and competencies in various areas, to include, but not limited to: Roles and Responsibilities, Well-Being of the Child, Communication, Cultural Awareness,
Understanding Families, Domestic Violence, Substance Abuse, LGBTQ+ and more.

A successful CASA volunteer is mature, stable, open-minded, empathetic, collaborative, and confident. They also have an ability to problem-solve and have strong written and verbal communication skills.

To become a CASA volunteers, you must be 21years of age, must attend an Orientation, complete an application, pass extensive criminal background clearances, attend an interview, and successfully complete training.

To learn more our program, go to WEB: CASALasVegas.org,EMAIL CASA@clarkcountycourts.us
or CALL: (702) 455-4306.