Our mission is to provide foster children with Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASAs) and at-risk youth with dedicated mentors, creating a bridge between the most vulnerable in our community and caring volunteers who want to help.
We serve our community through three volunteer programs:
1) Placer CASA: CASA provides court appointed volunteer advocates to youth in foster care. CASAs are sworn Officers of the Court, and in essence are the "eyes and ears of the judge, and the voice of the child" in juvenile dependency proceedings. They also mentor the youth they serve, often building long-term relationships with their youth.
2) Adult to Youth Mentors (A2Y): A2Y basically "sandwiches" our CASA program, providing volunteer mentors for children who are at-risk of entering the juvenile justice or child welfare systems ("upstream" of CASA), and former foster youth who are transitioning into adulthood without family support ("downstream" of CASA).
3) Family Mentors: Family Mentors are volunteers who work with at-risk parents to help them develop the life skills necessary to successfully rebuild their families. These parents are in the process of reunifying with their very young children who have been placed in foster care.
The ultimate result we want to see is an increase in community wellness. We want to see our youth make better life choices, succeed in school, and become happy, stable, contributing adults. And we want our volunteers to feel a sense of deep personal satisfaction through their participation in this life-changing experience.
Contact us and become a CASA today!
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Requirements & Commitment
- Background Check
- Must be at least 21
- Orientation or Training
- 10 - 15 hours per month