CASA strives to offer the most educational training courses to volunteers. New volunteers are required to attend 30 hours of initial classroom training covering all aspects of abuse and neglect cases. Guest trainers include the State‚Äôs Attorney office, Department of Social Services – Child Protection Services and the presiding Circuit Court Judge.

Starting this June we will have a virtual training option to provide the community a healthy option to become involved while practicing social distancing!  Same skills, same learning, just in the comfort of your own space.

New Volunteer Training Schedule

All forms are downloadable in PDF format. If you do not have Acrobat Reader, you can download it for free at

New Volunteer Training Links

Mandated Reporter Video Link

South Dakota Guidelines for Child Abuse and Neglect Cases