Benton & Franklin Counties Superior Court
Benton & Franklin Counties Superior Court

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteers must be at least 21 years old and able to pass a criminal background check.

CASA Volunteers.  When a petition has been filed alleging a child has been abused or neglected, the Juvenile Court appoints an individual to serve as a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA).

 
The role of the CASA is to represent the best interest of the child by making independent observations of the child’s situation and submitting a written report to the Court.
 
CASA’s initially spend 15 - 25 hours over a five week period preparing each case for the first hearing. After that, they must appear at court hearings, monitor the court order to insure that it is being followed and continues to work in the best interest of the child. CASA’s are asked to commit themselves to the child for whom they are advocating while the case is in Juvenile Court, usually an 18-month period.

CASA Application and Instructions
CASA-GAL Volunteer Packet.doc
Microsoft Word document [933.0 KB]

Other Volunteer Opportunities include:

  • Detention
  • Community Supervision
  • Truancy
  • Diversion 
Volunteer Packet
volunteer application packet.doc
Microsoft Word document [136.0 KB]

Superior Court Administration Benton County Justice Center

7122 W Okanogan Pl

Building A

Kennewick, WA 99336

509-736-3071

 

Importance Notice

The Court will be closed for Presidents' Day on Monday, February 20, 2017.

 

Judicial Spring Conference will be Monday, April 24 through Wednesday April 26, 2017.  No trials will be scheduled the entire week.

 

Please refer to Court Holiday Schedule to see changes to regular calendar.

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