CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) is a non-profit organization of volunteers dedicated to working one-on-one with children in the foster system. As a volunteer Advocate, you’ll receive training on how to support children who have suffered from abuse or neglect and how to find resources they need. For specific training dates, Call Shanna at (530)622-9882.
The objective of the CASA is:
- Advocate on behalf of children involved in court proceedings within the El Dorado County Dependency Courts.
- Ensure that the best interest of the child is represented and provide necessary feedback to the court.
The role of the CASA
- Be the child’s voice throughout the case.
- Establish a relationship with the child through regular visitation.
- Review official court records and reports regarding your case.
- Gather information and provided recommendations based on your findings.
- Submit written reports and be prepared to present in court.
- Must be over the age of 21
- Serve as a positive representative of the CASA program and its goals, objectives and philosophy.
- Successfully complete a background screening and finger printing
- Complete 30 hours of training (15 classroom hours and 15 independent Study)
- Attend 1 session of Court Observation
- Provide current drivers license and insurance information
- Serve as a mandated reporter
- Attend Continuing Education
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Requirements & Commitment
- Driver's License Needed
- Background Check
- Must be at least 21
- Orientation or Training
- 10-15 hours a month