AUGUSTA — The Maine Court Appointed Special Advocates Program will hold its summer training for volunteer advocates Aug. 12-15 in the Augusta area.

Participants will learn about child advocacy work in order to be certified as a volunteer guardian ad litem for the Maine District Court. Maine CASAs are community volunteers who are appointed to serve as guardians ad litems for children whose parents are involved in a child protection court case.

The training is free. Volunteers must be older than 21 and must provide three references and complete a background check.

For more information about the Maine CASA Program, visit www.casaofmaine.org. For more information about becoming a volunteer, call Tracy Leigh at 287-5829 or email [email protected].