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CASA of Contra Costa County

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Foster children can spend years moving from one foster home to another. They’re more likely than other children to face lasting trauma, homelessness, unemployment and even prison as adults. This tragedy takes a tremendous toll on our communities. But you can create a positive change by becoming a CASA volunteer.

Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) volunteers work one-on-one with a foster child to ensure that foster children and youth receive needed health, education and therapeutic services, positive social and recreational opportunities, and consistent support.

Attending a Volunteer Information Session is the first step to becoming a CASA volunteer. It will help you understand what it means to be a CASA volunteer and how can you speak on behalf of an abused or neglected foster child or youth.

Sign up: https://cccocasa.org/menus/Sign-Up-Form.html

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About CASA of Contra Costa County

Location:

2151 Salvio Street, Suite 295, Concord, CA 94520, US

Mission Statement

The Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) program recruits, trains, and supports volunteer advocates as a powerful voice for the best interest of abused and neglected children during the court process, in order to help every child ultimately thrive in a stable and permanent home.

Description

Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Contra Costa County is an independent, 501(c)(3) community-benefit organization, that operates under the authority of and according to guidelines established by the Judicial Council, as outlined in the California State Welfare and Institutions Code and in the California Rules of Court. We are a member of both the National and California CASA Associations.

Currently, we serve over 15% of the nearly 1,000 children from every city and region of our county, who come through the foster care system every year. These children are typically the neediest and have the most challenging circumstances.

Since 1981, through their service and commitment, volunteers trained by CASA of Contra Costa County have helped to restore hope in the lives of children and youth who have been abused and neglected and are under the court's care. Our volunteers demonstrate time and time again that one person can truly make a difference.

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

2151 Salvio Street, Suite 295Concord, CA 94520

(37.97792,-122.03451)
 

SKILLS

  • Child Welfare
  • Mentoring
  • Youth Services
  • People Skills
  • Problem Solving
  • Child Advocacy

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • 15-20 hours per month on average
  • 2-year commitment

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