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Child Advocates of Placer County Board of Directors

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ORGANIZATION: Child Advocates of Placer County

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The mission of Child Advocates of Placer County is to be a bridge between the most vulnerable in our community and volunteers who make a difference. We serve our community through a "Whole Family Approach" to preventing child abuse and neglect - something that more and more agencies are seeing as a best practice. As such, Child Advocates of Placer County has two groups of programs: Youth Services and Family Services.

Youth Services includes Placer Court Appointed Special Advocates (Placer CASA), which assigns CASA volunteers to foster youth; BE BOLD, which provides CASAs to youth involved in sex trafficking; Level UP, which is our CASA program in Delinquency court; and K9s 4 Kids, which brings CASAs and their therapy dogs into group homes and the juvenile detention facility.

Our Family Services include Family Mentors, which assigns mentors to struggling parents, and Prosper Placer, which utilizes community volunteers to help families move out of poverty. Prosper Placer also has an Immigration Advocacy component for our Latino cohorts. Most recently, we are piloting a program with Placer County Children’s System of Care to provide CASA-trained mentors to parents who have just had their children detained by child welfare. The goal of this program (called PEG - Parent Empowerment Group) is to help parents better engage in the reunification process.

By enhancing CASA with our "Whole Family Approach", we hope to ensure the long-term success of our children and achieve our vision of breaking the cycle of generational child abuse, neglect and poverty.

Board duties are fairly typical of other non-profits, and include organizational governance, financial oversight and fund raising. Board meetings occur every other month, with committees meeting in between. Meetings also include an annual board retreat in June to review and update our Strategic Plan, elect officers and form committees for the fiscal year.

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About Child Advocates of Placer County

Location:

3715 Atherton Rd. Suite 1, Rocklin, CA 95765, US

Mission Statement

Our mission is to be the bridge between the most vulnerable in our community and volunteers who want to make a difference.

Description

We serve our community through three volunteer-driven programs:
1) Placer CASA, which trains and assigns volunteers to be Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASAs) who then serve children in foster care, ensuring that they have a voice in the courtroom and their needs are met,
2) Placer Mentors, which assigns volunteer Mentors to at-risk youth (ages 8-18) and former foster youth (ages 18-24) who are transitioning into adulthood without families to help support them, and to parents who are struggling to maintain their families, and
3) Prosper Placer, which, in collaboration with local area churches, helps working families who are living below the poverty level find financial prosperity.

CAUSE AREAS

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

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

1340 Blue Oaks BoulevardSuite 260Roseville, CA 95678

(38.79681,-121.311)
 

SKILLS

  • Child Welfare
  • Mentoring
  • Youth Services

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • About 4 hours a month

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