Training Info


The CASA for Douglas County Training Department is comprised of two distinctive areas: New Advocate Training and Continuing Education.

New Advocate Training

New advocates receive 30 hours of training and attend two hours of court observation. CASA training is scheduled over a five week period and is a blend of online and classroom training. The classroom session is provided twice a week providing the flexibility to choose either a daytime or an evening class.

Continuing Education

CASA volunteers are required to complete 12 hours of training annually after their first year of service. These continuing education opportunities are not limited to CASA volunteers unless indicated.

Training classes require 6 participants to schedule.

February-15-March 7Tuesday 5:30-8:30 or Thursday 1-4
March 28-April 25Tuesday 5:30-8:30
May 16-June 13Tuesday 5:30-8:30 or Thursday 1-4
July 11-August 8Tuesday 5:30-8:30
August 22-September 19Tuesday 5:30-8:30 or Thursday 1-4
October 3-October 31Tuesday 5:30-8:30 or Thursday 1-4
November 14-December 12Tuesday 5:30-8:30

CASA Brown Bagger:

Jennifer Sturgeon from Early Development Network and Meribeth Jackson from OPS- Special Education Services will be presenting.

Tuesday, February 27th-  12-1pm

Please RSVP to Renae at

Family Works Tour:

Family Works is a Long-term (6-9 months) residential substance abuse and mental health programs in Iowa and Nebraska for women with children. The program preserves and strengthens the mother-child attachment while providing housing, treatment, therapy, and support for the women and their children.

4847 Sahler Omaha, NE 68104
Thursday, March 9th- 11:30-12:30

Please RSVP to Renae at

Human Trafficking Training:

Saturday, March 25th-Networking 8:30-9 AM, Training 9 AM-1 PM
Lunch will be provided.
CASA for Douglas County Training Center
2412 St. Mary's Avenue, Omaha, NE

About the presenters:

Alicia Webber is the Coordinator of Services for the Nebraska Human Trafficking Task Force.  This group is a collaboration of prosecutors, law enforcement and services providers working to “Realize, Recognize and Respond” to human trafficking across Nebraska.

Erin Aliano is the Special Projects Coordinator with the Nebraska Alliance of Child Advocacy Centers. Her current special project is to enhance the response across Nebraska for allied professionals working with Commercially Sexually Exploited Youth and high risk youth. She is working with the Nebraska Human Trafficking Task Force to increase recognition and response for these youth to access services to prevent or heal from crime relating to CSEC/Trafficking.

RSVP to Renae Hinrichs- or 402-932-5683 ext. 106

Compassion Fatigue 2.0 and Volunteer Appreciation event:

Saturday, April 8th- Additional information coming soon.