Current CASA Information & News

Upcoming In-Service Training:

August In-Service Training Movie: Tough Love

August 31, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at:

SCAN of Northern Virginia, 205 S. Whiting St, Suite 205 Alexandria, VA 22304

Tough Love Educational Screener

Offering a rare look at the inner workings of the American child welfare system, Tough Love chronicles the lives of two parents—one in Seattle and one in New York City—as each fights to be reunited with children taken out of their custody. Through intimate, verité footage of both families, we witness first-hand the complex and daunting bureaucracy of America’s family courts. Moreover, we come to understand the powerful role poverty and prejudice play in keeping parents and children apart—and the challenges parents must overcome in order to put their families back together.

 ***In Service Credit; beverages and movie snacks provided! Please RSVP by August 24th with Vanessa Martinez,

Helpful Documents:

> Volunteer Timesheet           > Education Questionnaire           > Alexandria Consent Form

> Arlington Consent Form            > General Release Form

Helpful Contact Information:

Alexandria DHS – 2525 Mt. Vernon St. OR 1900 N. Beauregard St., Alexandria – 703-746-5800

Arlington DHS – 2100 Washington Blvd (3rd Floor), Arlington – 703- 228-1500

City of Alexandria Courts – 520 King St., Alexandria

Arlington County Courts – 1425 N. Courthouse Rd (4th Floor), Arlington

Center for Alexandria’s Children – 1900 N. Beauregard St. #200, Alexandria

CPS Hotline to report child abuse – 703-746-5800 (Alexandria) or 703-228-1500 (Arlington)

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