About the Fourth Judicial District—Hennepin County
The Fourth Judicial District Guardian ad Litem Program is located in Hennepin County. Hennepin County is the largest of Minnesota’s 87 counties with almost one quarter of the state’s population. Minneapolis is its largest city and the county seat. The Fourth Judicial District Guardian ad Litem Program is certified by the National Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) Association and was an original member when first established in 1982.
We provide the pre-service 40-hour Guardian ad Litem training on site which is specific to the process and culture of the Hennepin County courts and child protection system. At any given time, Guardians ad Litem in the Fourth District represent the best interests of some 2,000 vulnerable children involved in the child protection system through no fault of their own. As this district is very diverse, we continue to recruit volunteers to more closely represent the diversity of the children we serve.
Interested in volunteering in the Fourth Judicial District?
If you’re interested or would like more information about serving as a CASA volunteer in Hennepin County, please fill out our volunteer application form online. Day or evening training sessions are scheduled for Spring and Fall.
Out of concern for the health and safety of our volunteers we sadly will not be holding any training sessions currently.
Please check back periodically.
Application deadlines: April 1 (Spring evening); August 28 (Fall daytime); October 1 (Fall evening).