Do you have 10-15 hours a month to help a foster child?
Become a CASA. Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASAs) are volunteers, trained to advocate for children in foster care in the courtroom, classroom, and community.
CASA of San Joaquin County matches each CASA with a staff member, who works with them on their case. CASA of San Joaquin County is the only nonprofit organization in San Joaquin County designated by the Court to recruit, train, and lead CASA volunteers.
Currently, there are over 1,700 children San Joaquin’s foster care system. Many of these children in in constant crisis and feel very much alone-until they find their CASA.
If you’re ready for the role of a lifetime, if you’re ready to help create a brighter future for a foster child, contact CASA of San Joaquin County today!
Be A VOICE. BECOME A CASA
To become a CASA Volunteer, you must;
be at least 21 years old,
have a valid Driver's License, with fewer than 3 points on your driver's record,
have access to an insured vehicle,
have no DUI's in the past 10 years,
have no history of domestic violence or crimes against children,
have any history of with Child Protected Services against you or anyone in your household
Participants must view our online ORIENTATION VIDEO (link below), Complete & Submit our online APPLICATION (link below), Participate in a pre-training interview with one of our staff members (they will contact you), Complete our 30 hour training curriculum (half online and half in person),
Volunteers. Training will be done both online and in person at our Newberry office. Please visit our web page for upcoming training schedules, on our webpage you will also find a link to our online application as well as more information about our program and requirements for becoming a CASA Volunteer.
For more information or to receive an application,
CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) of San Joaquin County. The CASA Program endeavors to ensure that abused, neglected and abandoned children who have become dependents of the San Joaquin County Court will have a safe and permanent home.
CASA - A Powerful Voice in a Child's Life
CASA of San Joaquin County is currently recruiting community volunteers to serve as "eyes and ears" for the Court and provide a "voice" for a child; at home, in school and in the court room. CASA of San Joaquin County provides the screening, training and on-going support necessary to be successful advocates for the neediest of children in our County. The CASA volunteer provides continuity by staying on the case until it is permanently resolved. Volunteers are expected to have contact with their CASA child every week, attend court hearings as needed, and provide written reports to the court. The written reports include all interviews, visits, and assessments taken by the CASA in regard to recommendations based on the child’s very best interest. If you, or someone you know is interested in becoming a CASA volunteer please contact Trinidad Olivas-Newcomb at (209) 644-5319
Advocacy & Human Rights
Children & Youth
We'll work with your schedule.
This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.
January 12, 2021
Driver's License Needed
Must be at least 21
Orientation or Training
30-hour Curriculum (15 hrs. on line/15 hours in person), plus one hour a week w/youth.
Please visit our CASA page at www.nochildabuse.org for requirements for CASA Volunteers