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Mission Statement

The mission of Child Advocates of Silicon Valley is to provide stability and hope to children who have experienced abuse and neglect by being a powerful voice in their lives.


Child Advocates serves more than 800 foster children a year with a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) volunteer. In Santa Clara County alone, there are more than 1,600 children and youth in the foster care system. CASA volunteers are needed to serve children who are in foster care on our wait list.

By matching volunteer CASAs with foster children, Child Advocates of Silicon Valley ensures that the needs and best interests of foster children in our program are met. Because our volunteers are court-appointed, they can thoroughly research every aspect of a child’s case, including meeting teachers, social workers and foster parents. Advocates provide reports to the court so judges can make decisions with clear and accurate information. In addition to representing children in court, CASAs serve as friends and mentors.


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Would you recommend Child Advocates of Silicon Valley?

by Bethany W. (August 29, 2015)
I've been volunteering as a CASA with CASV since last December, and I have completely enjoyed the experience. It is not an easy volunteer role...you need to be regularly present in the child's life, remain engaged with and informed of the case and have the ability trust your instincts. But with the help of the responsive and supportive CASV staff, I have had an amazing experience. I would absolutely recommend this volunteer role for those who have some experience with children and an interest in the foster care system. You can absolutely create positive change for a foster youth, just by being present in their life!
by Sheila E. from Cupertino, CA (May 10, 2010)
Being a child advocate has had a profound impact on life and is one of the most rewarding experiences. I originally signed on because I wanted to make a difference in someone else's life, I had no idea that it would change mine.