I hereby affirm that all of the answers provided on my Volunteer Advocate Application are true. I hereby authorize CASA of Rochester/Monroe County Inc., and other appropriate agencies to provide the necessary information for them to secure the following record checks:
- Criminal records from the court jurisdiction in which the applicant currently resides and works
- State criminal records
- FBI or other national criminal database
- National Sex Offender Registry
- Child Abuse Registry or child protective services where permissible by law
- Social security number verification
If you refuse to sign a release of information form or submit the required information or fingerprints for any of the checks required, the CASA of Rochester/Monroe County, Inc. will not accept your application.
Any applicant found to have been convicted of, or have charges pending for a felony or misdemeanor involving a sex offense, child abuse, child neglect, or related acts that would pose risks to children or our program's credibility is not accepted as a CASA volunteer.
I understand that the information requested in this application will be used only for the purpose of determining my suitability as a CASA volunteer. Further, I understand that completion of training does not guarantee that I will be assigned a case. If I have successfully completed the training and have met all other requirements, and it has been determined that I am a suitable volunteer, I understand that I will be expected to serve a minimum of two years in the CASA program. If unforeseen circumstances prevent me from fulfilling this obligation, I will submit my written resignation to the program director with as much advance notice as possible. I am aware of the sensitive and confidential nature of the official documents, reports, and other materials I will examine in my capacity as a volunteer CASA Advocate. I will discuss these matters only with those persons directly involved in the case or who will be consulted for their professional knowledge and expertise.
I also understand that if for any reason it becomes apparent that my activities are contrary to the policies, goals and/or philosophy of the CASA program and their desire to provide quality services to abused and neglected children, my services as a CASA volunteer will be terminated.