Show us bravery by investigating cases of child abuse, neglect, and abandonment and then advocating for those children in court to make sure the child’s voice is heard. We recruit, train, and support volunteer child advocates, called Guardians ad Litem, as well as pro-bono attorneys to represent these volunteers, in the Fourth Judicial District (Ada, Boise, Elmore, and Valley Counties).

Guardian ad Litem Volunteer Process:

STEP 1:
ATTEND A VOLUNTEER INFORMATION HOUR

Review our requirements for becoming a Guardian ad Litem. Then, sign up to attend a free Volunteer Information Hour where you will meet a staff member and have an opportunity to ask questions.

STEP 2:
Complete the Family Advocates Volunteer Application

This application is specific to volunteers for the Fourth Judicial District of Idaho (Ada, Boise, Elmore, and Valley Counties). This application also includes questions, and information about the required Criminal History Check.

STEP 3:
Interview

Tell us more about yourself and share why you are interested in volunteering. It is our responsibility to make sure the volunteers who work with our kids are here for the right reasons, and we take that very seriously.

STEP 4:
Complete training course

Our training will fully prepare you to be a successful advocate for a child. Training includes 30 hours of class, and the completion of a mock report. View our calendar to see upcoming classes.

STEP 5:
Meet your advocate coordinator

Once you have completed training, and your Criminal History Background Check is cleared, you will be matched with an Advocate Coordinator –staff member who will work closely with you on the child’s case, offer resources, and provide support throughout your CASA service. Meet our CASA team.

STEP 6:
Advocate!

Advocate! Learn more about what it means to become and advocate from one of our long time volunteers, Eric Lastname. Watch his story.

 

Pro Bono Attorney Volunteer Process:

STEP 1:
Review the Volunteer Attorney Volunteer Description

Please review our Volunteer Attorney Description to learn about volunteering your time to serve in both Ada and Boise Counties.

STEP 2:
Complete the Application

STEP 3:
Volunteer

 

***Portions of this website are supported in part by Victims of Crime Act, awarded by the ICDVVA, under a grant by the U.S. Department of Justice Office for Victims of Crime/Family Violence Prevention and Services Act/State Domestic Violence Project Account. The opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed here do not necessarily reflect the views of the Grantor agencies.