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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
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.
CASA for Children of Santa Cruz County is a nonprofit organization that is made up of the most dedicated and compassionate group of staff and volunteers I've ever seen. I can't think of a more deserving cause than reaching out and supporting abused and neglected children. I'm so grateful for this organization and the important service they provide our children in need.