CASA of Santa Cruz County
- Children & Youth
- Education & Literacy
Location813 Freedom Blvd.Watsonville, CA 95076 United States
Volunteer Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASAs) are everyday people, trained by CASA and then appointed by judges to advocate for the safety of children who have been removed from their homes because of abuse or neglect.
CASA volunteers devote 2-4 hours a week getting to know the child and gathering information from everyone involved in the child's case. Volunteers are fully supported by a staff supervisor and part of a team that works in the best interests of the child. Advocates stay with each case until the child is placed in a safe, permanent home.
For many children in foster care, their CASA volunteer will be the one consistent adult presence in their lives. For many volunteers, CASA is a life-changing experience that makes a difference in our community.
CASA empowers volunteers to directly influence life-changing decisions affecting children in foster care. Learn more at https://casaofsantacruz.org/volunteer/role.html