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January 25, 2023 Alameda County CASA Virtual Info Session (Oakland, CA)

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  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
  • 26 people are interested

Are you interested in being a powerful voice in a child's life? Join us for our Virtual Info Session to learn if being a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) Volunteer is right for you.

Register http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=ny9tzdeab&oeidk=a07ejl6nm81a2711f3d

Alameda County is home to the largest number (approximately 1,270) of foster children in the San Francisco Bay Area. Most of these children have faced childhood abuse, neglect or abandonment, sometimes followed by years of instability as they are moved from one foster care placement to another. High child welfare worker caseloads and frequent case reassignments result in little time to develop relationships. Not only do child welfare workers change but children often lack continuity among other professionals, including caregivers, attorneys, teachers, therapists, psychiatrists, judges/commissioners, and even their friends.

A CASA volunteer serves as a wholly independent voice exclusively of the child/youth ensuring that all professionals involved in the case have up to date information and are completing tasks in a timely manner. They advocate for sibling visitation, educational support, extracurricular activities, health, mental health services, and more. Each volunteer is required to complete an extensive screening process, as well as 30-hour training before taking on a case. CASA volunteers spend a minimum of 10 hours per month meeting with the youth and working on his/her case. We ask volunteers to make a minimum commitment of one year, though many volunteers maintain relationships for years, becoming lifelong permanent connections.

Feel free to also fill out an application, you will find the link on this page. Note that you will need five references and to write a bio so we can learn more about you. https://ca-alameda.evintosolutions.com/VolunteerApplication


Please reach out with any questions about this important advocacy role!

Shay Blache`

Recruitment and Outreach Coordinator

Alameda County Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA)

Health Care Services Agency

1000 San Leandro Blvd., Suite 300

San Leandro, CA 94577

Email accasa@acgov.org to be notified of 2023 virtual Info Session.


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About Alameda County CASA


1000 San Leandro Boulevard, Suite 300, San Leandro, CA 94577, US

Mission Statement

Alameda County Court Appointed Special Advocates Program, (CASA) promotes and supports quality volunteer advocates to speak for the best interests of abused and neglected children in the dependency court system.


Alameda County CASA serves abused, neglected, or abandoned children by recruiting, training, and supervising adult volunteers who are appointed by a juvenile court judge to speak for the best interests of the child. They also aid the judge in finding the child a safe, permanent home. The one-on-one relationship that forms between the CASA volunteer and the dependent child is often the only stable relationship the child has while in foster care.


Advocacy & Human Rights
Children & Youth
Education & Literacy
Advocacy & Human Rights, Children & Youth, Education & Literacy


Wed Jan 25, 2023
06:30 PM - 07:30 PM


This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.


  • Mentoring
  • Child Welfare
  • Child Advocacy
  • Life Coaching
  • Youth Services
  • Advocacy


  • People 55+
  • Group


  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • 1 year of service and estimate 10-15 hours per mon
  • 30 Hour training

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