Welcome to CASA of Baltimore County's Pre-Service Training!

*Before you begin, please be sure you have submitted an application, completed an interview, and been accepted to training. To get started, please visit www.casabaltco.org/volunteer. If you have questions about the process, please contact our Advocate Coordinator, Janis Bormel, at jbormel@casabaltco.org

Welcome to the Pre-service Training for CASA of Baltimore County! To the left, you will find each Lesson's online component ("foundational course"), videos, hand-outs and Facilitator information. Those items under the "pre-work" heading are to be completed prior to the meeting date. PLEASE NOTE: Some items must be submitted to the instructor by noon on the day of the online session. Items under the "in-class" heading will be discussed during the online meeting. Below is the schedule of all in-person and online meetings - invitations to each online session will be emailed the day before. For additional detail, please consult the Participant Guide for each lesson to find out what work is required prior to the online meeting and what will be discussed during the meeting. 

If you have any questions, please feel free to email the facilitators at the addresses provided below and on each lesson's page. We look forward to working with you! 

**The FIRST and LAST sessions will be IN-PERSON at the CASA office: 305 W. Chesapeake Ave., Ste. 117, Towson, MD 21204. All other sessions will be online via Zoom.


Date: Wednesday, November 1, 2023, 6:30-8:00pm**


Facilitator: Janis Bormel, Advocate Coordinator (jbormel@casabaltco.org)


Date: Monday, November 6, 2023, 6:30-8:00pm

Lesson 1 - Overview

Facilitator: Jennifer Stine, Executive Director (jstine@casabaltco.org)


Date: Wednesday, November 8, 2023, 6:30-8:00pm

Lesson 2 - The Bleux Case

Facilitators: Ellen Franklin, Advocate Supervisor (efranklin@casabaltco.org)


Date:  Monday, November 13, 2023, 6:30-8:00pm

Volunteer Panel 

Facilitator: Lenae Ray, Advocate Supervisor (lray@casabaltco.org)


Date: Wednesday, November 15, 2023, 6:30-8:00pm

ACEs Training

Facilitator: Joanne Lindsay, Advocate Supervisor (jlindsay@casabaltco.org)


Date: Monday, November 27, 2023, 6:30-8:00pm

Lesson 3 - The Greene Case

Facilitator: Gretchen Rockafellow (grockafellow@casabaltco.org)


Date: Wednesday, November 29, 2023, 6:30-8:00pm

Lesson 4 - The Amarillo Case

Facilitator: Helen-Marie Robertson, Advocate Supervisor (hrobertson@casabaltco.org)


Date: Monday, December 4, 2023, 6:30-8:00pm

Lesson 5 - The Redd Case

Facilitator: Gretchen Rockafellow, Advocate Supervisor (grockafellow@casabaltco.org)


Date: Wednesday, December 6, 2023, 6:30-8:00pm**

Post-Training Panel & Optima Training

Facilitator: Jennifer Stine, Executive Director (jstine@casabaltco.org)