CASA of Sonoma County seeks motivated and dedicated Board Members who will serve as knowledgeable ambassadors of our mission to advocate for abused and neglected children. Visit www.sonomacasa.org to learn more about our program or contact our Executive Director Millie Gilson at 707-565-6375.
Mission Statement and Job Description
The Sonoma County Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) Program is committed to serving abused and neglected children coming before the Juvenile Court for protection and rehabilitation services.
The purpose of the CASA program is to humanize the complex child welfare system for the child victim by providing a trained volunteer who will act as a consistent role model, advocate, and potential life connection.
CASA of Sonoma County is a tax-exempt, 501(c) (3) community benefit organization established to advocate for abused and neglected children under the care of the Sonoma County Juvenile Court. A member of the California CASA Association and the National CASA Association, CASA of Sonoma County functions according to rule 5.655 of the California Rules of Court, under the oversight of the Presiding Juvenile Court Judge.
In support of this mission, the members of the board of directors work hand in hand with the Executive Director as well as with each other in a respectful and cooperative way to enhance and support the growth of the agency. We ask that the board member:
Supports the program’s community outreach efforts as an ambassador to the community on behalf of the organization while seeking out opportunities to speak to service groups, companies, churches, etc. to increase visibility for CASA, recruit volunteers for the organization and suggest funding opportunities.
Research corporate donors and/or matching funds.
Assist in several events each year such as our annual fundraiser, open house, volunteer recognition, etc.
Join one of the board committees, including Finance, Partners Program, Public Relations, Membership and Hearts for Children Dinner.
Assist in the recruitment, selection and training of new Board Members and in developing potential executive committee members
Provide an annual financial contribution to the organization
The Board of Directors operates as a cohesive team and consistently fulfills its commitments.
The Board and the Executive Director create a powerful, effective partnership that benefits the best interest of the organization.
About Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Sonoma County
365 Casa Manana Rd., Santa Rosa, CA 95409, US
The Sonoma County Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) Program is committed to serving abused and neglected children coming before the Juvenile Court for protection and rehabilitation services. The purpose of the CASA program is to humanize the complex child welfare system for the child victim by providing a trained volunteer who will act as a consistent role model, advocate, and potential life connection.
l. To reduce the trauma of children in the Juvenile Court dependency system by matching a child with a trained CASA volunteer who will offer support through a long term consistent relationship. The volunteer will explore and recommend resources and options available for the child and offer the child guidance and information in understanding and dealing with the complex, unfamiliar court, and child welfare systems.
2. To advocate vigorously for the rights of abused and neglected children in Sonoma County ensuring that all "reasonable efforts" have been made for a child at every stage of the court dependency process.
3. To improve the quality of information presented to the Juvenile Court on behalf of the child by informing the court of the child's adjustment and state of mind and by gathering relevant information and making appropriate case recommendations to be included in a written court report.
4. To develop and implement a sound program management plan including a comprehensive plan for the recruitment, retention, supervision, and training of a competent volunteer corps ethnically, racially, and linguistically representative of the population to be served.
Children & Youth
Justice & Legal
We'll work with your schedule.
365 Casa Manana Rd.Santa Rosa, CA95409
March 16, 2021
Driver's License Needed
Must be at least 21
Orientation or Training
Volunteer 4-6 hours per month by attending board or committee meetings, speaking to community groups about CASA, and providing fundraising support