Schedule of training for 2019!


Pope County         Starting July 8 2019  Monday  (Night Training)  5:30pm to 9pm
July 8 – ch 1 August 5 – ch 5 Swear in:
July 15 – ch 2 August 12 – ch 6 August 26
July 22 – ch 3 August 19 – ch 7
July 29 – ch 4 August 26 – ch 8
Pope County Starting September 16, 2019 Night training  5:30pm to 9:00pm
September 16 – ch 1 October 21 – ch 5 Swearing In:
September 23 – ch 2 October 28 – ch 6 November 18
September 30 – ch 3 November 4 – ch 7
October 7 – ch 4 November 11 –ch 8
Franklin County        Starting September 17, 2019  8 weeks Tuesday  5:30 to 9:00pm
September 17 – ch 1 October 22 – ch 5 Swearing in:
September 24 – ch 2 October 29 – ch 6 November 20th
October 1 – ch 3 November 5 – ch 7
October 15 – ch 4 November 12 – ch 8

Please contact Bethany Bratton at 479-880-1195 or email casa5thtrainer@suddenlink.com for further information or to answer your questions.




New advocates receive 30 hours of training covering all aspects of their volunteer role, the courts and understanding families. Advocates will also have 6 hours of court observation before swearing-in.



sharon dodge

I Am For The Child
Circumstances in life prevented me from being able to become a foster parent to give back to the system that saved my life. When I learned about the work CASA does I knew it was the perfect way to give back. Since I started over two years ago I’ve had the privilege of being the voice for six children so far. It’s the greatest feeling in the world to get to know your child, make a recommendation to the court to make life better for them, and then to hear the judge order it so. BAM! You just made life better for your child. You are their Superhero in real life.

Sharon Dodge
CASA Volunteer

 I Am for the Child

“I was blessed to have parents who were healthy, loving, disciplined and worked to DSC_0256give me what I needed; that included an education. Many children in our community are not so blessed and they need someone who thinks that they are important and worthy of love and respect. As a CASA I can provide a relationship that is child centered and can assist others in providing a healthy, disciplined, loving environment for his/her growth. I think that is very important.”

Augusta Greco
CASA Advocate