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Thursday
12
APR

April 12th Info Session

18:30
19:30
Alameda County CASA
Event organized by Alameda County CASA

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Are you interested in being a powerful voice in a child's life? Come to an Informational Session to learn if being a CASA Volunteer is right for you. Register here: https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07ef7mhttoddfee1f6&oseq=&c=&ch=

The Court Appointed Special Advocates program (CASA for short) provides one-on-one advocacy and mentoring to abused, neglected and abandoned children who are dependents of juvenile court. These foster children have been placed in “the system” and often removed from their families, where they are faced with obstacles and challenges around every turn. Their future is impacted by decisions made by the professionals involved in their lives: their lawyers, social workers, teachers, counselors, caregivers, and others. That’s a lot of people, opinions, and information for a child to track and understand alone.

CASA volunteers step in to coordinate all these inputs, connect the dots, and put together a plan to get the child the emotional and physical support and services he or she needs. Juvenile court judges appoint these volunteers to advocate on behalf of the children’s educational, mental health, medical/dental, and family/sibling visitation needs. They also work to increase the likelihood that the children are placed in safe and loving homes where they will thrive.

The Creekside Plaza is across from Wendy's on the corner of Davis St., (caddy corner from San Leandro BART). Our suite is the first door on the right, please call 510.667.7421 if the door is closed!