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CASA of Santa Barbara County

  • 4 people are interested
Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA)

Children who have experienced abuse or neglect in Santa Maria and Lompoc are waiting to be matched with a CASA volunteer...

Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) for Children recruits, trains and supports citizen-volunteers, like YOU to advocate for the best interests of abused and neglected children in courtrooms and communities. Volunteer advocates--empowered directly by the courts--offer judges the critical information they need to ensure that each child’s rights and needs are being recognized and respected while in foster care.

Volunteers are matched one-on-one with a child and stay in contact with that child until they are reunited with their family or placed in loving permanent forever home. For many abused and/or neglected children living in the foster care system, a CASA volunteer is the only constant adult presence in their lives.

If you are ready to make a once in a lifetime difference for a child in need, CASA is the right volunteer opportunity for you. Contact us today to attend one of our information sessions.

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About CASA of Santa Barbara County

Location:

2125 S Broadway, Suite 106, Santa Maria, CA 93454, US

Mission Statement

The mission of Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Santa Barbara County is to assure a safe, permanent, nurturing home for every abused and/or neglected child by providing a highly trained volunteer to advocate for them in the court system.

Description

Every day in this country, 1,900 children become victims of abuse or neglect, and four of them will die. Every day. Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) for Children is a network of 949 community-based programs that recruit, train and support citizen-volunteers to advocate for the best interests of abused and neglected children in courtrooms and communities. Volunteer advocates--empowered directly by the courts--offer judges the critical information they need to ensure that each child’s rights and needs are being attended to while in foster care.

Volunteers stay with children until they are placed in loving permanent homes. For many abused children, a CASA volunteer is the only constant adult presence in their lives.

Advocacy & Human Rights
Children & Youth
Community

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

1010 N. H StreetLompoc, CA 93436

(34.65358,-120.4566)
 

SKILLS

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • 12-15 hours a month
  • Completion of 30 hours of training

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