Are you interested in being a powerful voice in a child's life? Come to an Orientation to learn if being a CASA Volunteer is right for you.
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.
Contact Martha at 707-421-2272 or email@example.com to sign up.
Check out our website at: casasolano.org