Texas CASA Standards require consistent, annual training for all active CASA volunteers. This sample policy from CASA of West Texas illustrates how a CASA program can handle inactive or transferring volunteers with the same consistency.

Sample Inactive Volunteer & Transferring Volunteer Policy

Sample Inactive Volunteer & Transferring Volunteer Policy

Texas CASA Standards require consistent, annual training for all active CASA volunteers. This sample policy from CASA of West Texas illustrates how a CASA program can handle inactive or transferring volunteers with the same consistency. Sample Inactive Volunteer & Transferring Volunteer Policy

Exception Form for Exceeding Two-Case Limit

According to Texas CASA Standard 7.D.8, a volunteer will not be assigned more than two (2) cases at a time. An exception may be granted at the discretion of the CASA program staff; however, the decision to permit a higher caseload shall be documented as to the justification for and reasonableness of the exception. Under the exception, a volunteer will not be assigned … Read More

Employee Recruitment & Selection

Recruiting the “right” employees can be a lengthy process. The first step to make sure this process is as efficient as possible is to identify the organization’s needs. This will help you develop an accurate job description that tells potential employees the exact requirements of the position and can be used as a tool for screening the applicants. Download guidelines on Developing … Read More

Job Interview Process

When filling an open position, the interview process is an integral part to building and maintaining a strong team. Once you have found a pool of candidates, it is important to ask the right questions to gather what you want to learn about the prospective employees. Below are resources provided by National CASA to help you develop a solid interview … Read More

IRS Form 990 Guide

IRS Form 990, entitled “Return of Organization Exempt from Income Tax,” is a report local CASA programs must file each year with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), because they are exempt from Federal income taxes under section 501 of the Internal Revenue Code and have annual receipts of more than $25,000 a year. For more information on the IRS Form … Read More