ADResearch and training resources

The following court and jail links can help volunteers gather important case-related information — and below these links, volunteers can find CASA-recommended books, videos and webinars for continuing education:

Statewide General District Court case search

Virginia Circuit Court Case Information

Virginia General District Court Information

The National Sex Offender Registry

The VINE Link (Victim Information Notification Everyday) website

Statewide Circuit Court records search

Rappahannock Regional Jail inmate information.

The 2-1-1 Virginia community resource directory

Fredericksburg Juvenile & Domestic Relations Court

King George Juvenile & Domestic Relations Court

Spotsylvania Juvenile & Domestic Relations Court

Stafford Juvenile & Domestic Relations Court

Rappahannock CASA recommends the following books, videos and webinars to CASAs for further education: 

Movie/documentary list:

13 Reasons Why

The Trials of Gabriel Fernandez

Know My Name

A Girl Like Grace

Cracked Up: The Darrell Hammond Story

Independent Lens – PBS


Paper Tigers

Bastard Out of Carolina

Book list:

Childhood: It should Not Hurt (Claire Reeves)

Daring Greatly (Brene’ Brown) 

All Grown Up & No Place to Go: Teenagers in Crisis (David Elkind)

Baffled By Love: Stories of the Lasting Impack of Childhood Trauma Inflicted By Loved Ones (Laurie Kahn)

Before We Were Yours (Lisa Wingate)

It’s OK That You’re Not OK (Megan Devive)

When Bad Things Happen to Good People (Rabbi Harold Kishner)

Bearing the Unbearable (Dr. Joanne Cacciatore)

I Am Glad My Mom Died (Jeannette McCurdy)

No Visible Bruises:  What We Don’t Know About Domestic Violence Can Kill Us (Rachel Louise Snyder)


Culturally Responsive Child Advocacy

Part 1: History of the Child Welfare System(1 hour)

Part 2: The Current State and Climate of the Foster Care System (1 hour)

Part 3: Understanding Racial Bias and the Impact on Families of Color(1 hour)

Part 4: Tools for Closing the Gap(1 hour)

All Children-All Families: Advocating for LGBTQ Youth

Part 1: Setting the Foundation for LGBTQ Inclusion (1.25 hours)

Part 2: Advocating for LGBTQ Youth(1.25 hours)

Part 3: Advocating for LGBTQ Youthin the Educational System (1.25 hours)

Substance Use Disorders

Part 1: An Introduction to Substance Abuse as a Disorder (1 hour)

Part 2: A Family-Centered Approach to Understanding Impact(1 hour)

Part 3: Substance Use Disorders and Child Welfare(1 hour)

How to be Resilient in a Pandemic and Beyond (1.5 hours)

National CASA webinar: Understanding Relationships and their Importance to Early Childhood Development (1 hour) / (PowerPoint Slides)

National CASA Webinar: Recognizing and Responding to the Mental Health and Caregiver-Child Relationship Needs of Medically-Complex Foster Children (1 hour) / (PowerPoint Slides)

National CASA: Poverty Learning Series Webinar Recording: Poverty, Income and Child Maltreatment Presented by Dr. Jessica Porter of the University of Wisconsin-Madison  (1 hour)