Make a Difference for A Child in Foster Care. Become a CASA Volunteer!

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CASA of Santa Cruz County

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His Voice Needs Yours.
Show up. Change a life.

Make a difference for a child in foster care. Become a CASA volunteer!

Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Santa Cruz County seeks adult volunteers to speak up for abused and neglected foster children. CASA volunteers are everyday citizens appointed by judges to advocate for the safety and best interest of children who have been removed from their home because of abuse or neglect and to make sure they don’t get lost in the overburdened legal and social service system.

Volunteers stay with each case until it is closed and the child is placed in a safe, permanent home. For many abused children, their CASA volunteer will be the one constant adult presence in their lives.

No special background or education is required to become a CASA volunteer. We encourage people from all cultures and professions, and of all ethnic and educational backgrounds to learn more.

If you can devote 2-4 hours per week, make a two-year commitment to help guide a child through a complex system of social workers, foster parents, therapists and lawyers, while building a consistent, caring, mentoring relationship, then contact CASA of Santa Cruz County today at 831-761-2956, ext. 102 or casavolunteer@casaofsantacruz.org.

More information is available at www.casaofsantacruz.org. You may also RSVP for an information session at https://casaofsantacruz.org/volunteer/information-meeting-signup.html.

Watch a 5 minute video to learn more: www.tinyurl.com/CASAworks

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About CASA of Santa Cruz County

Location:

813 Freedom Blvd, Watsonville, CA 95076, US

Mission Statement

CASA is a child's voice in dependency court, providing advocacy, stability, and hope to children who have been abused, neglected or abandoned. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-hxMIm14g-M

Description

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-hxMIm14g-M

CASA of Santa Cruz County is one of 900 affiliated programs around the country dedicated to bringing a voice and a caring adult into the lives of children caught in the juvenile dependency system. CASA serves those children by continually recruiting, training and supporting adult volunteers who work one-on-one with a child as their stable friend and advocate in court. Through our volunteer pool, CASA is dedicated to monitoring, serving and expediting children's progress and needs throughout their court and foster care experiences.

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

813 Freedom Blvd.Watsonville, CA 95076

SKILLS

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Orientation or Training
  • 2-4 hours week

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