Programs


CASA of the New River Valley
CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) of the New River Valley, a program of NRV CARES, trains volunteers to advocate for children in court.

Parent Education
NRV CARES offers a variety of opportunities that help families learn to care for one another.

Community Education
NRV CARES engages in many community initiatives that work to prevent child abuse and neglect before it occurs.

CASA of the New River Valley


CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) of the New River Valley, a program of NRV CARES, trains volunteers who are committed to advocating for children who have been abused or neglected and who are involved in Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court proceedings.

CASA volunteers are everyday people who serve as the "eyes and ears" for judges on behalf of a child in need. Learn more about becoming a volunteer.

Learn more about CASA.

Watch Dr. Jerry Niles speak about the experience of being a CASA volunteer at the CVC (Combined Virginia Campaign) for United Way at Virginia Tech.

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If you are interested in becoming a CASA volunteer, please contact us at 540-381-8312 or at info@nrvcasa.org.  Please see below for the 2015 CASA training schedule.

 

CASA Fall 2016 Training Dates

Aug. 5, 2016: Application Deadline

Aug. 15-26, 2016: Interviews

Sept. 12 Oct. 17, 2016: Training class every Monday from 6 pm - 9 pm

 

CASA News

September 11, 2014--CASA of the New River Valley has been awarded certification by the National Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) Association.  This certification recognized CASA of the New River Valley to be in compliance with National CASA’s high standards for quality child advocacy for local CASA programs and to be a member program, effective 2014 – 2018.

Michael S. Piraino, CEO, National CASA Association