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Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Orange County

Cause Area

  • Advocacy & Human Rights
  • Board Development
  • Children & Youth
  • Community
  • Justice & Legal

Location

1505 E. 17th St.Suite 214Santa Ana, CA 92705 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Orange County provides a powerful voice and a meaningful connection for children who have experienced abuse, neglect and abandonment.

Description

On any given day in Orange County, there are nearly 3,000 children who have been removed from their parents' care and placed in out-of-home care due to abuse or neglect. CASA is a nonprofit organization that matches caring volunteers with these children. Through mentorship and advocacy, volunteers are role models who provide consistency and give the children a voice in court. The unique one-on-one relationship that forms between the volunteer and dependent child is often the only stable, positive relationship the child has. In a sea of social workers, attorneys, therapists and caregivers, it's the court appointed volunteer who is a consistent and caring friend and advocate for the child. Our volunteers and staff are every day heroes who have the passion and commitment to positively influence the lives of these very special kids - one child at a time. CASA is currently listed as the Best Place to Volunteer in Orange County.

Reviews

Would you recommend Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Orange County?
4 reviews Write a review
by Jessica R. from CA (November 1, 2016)
Such an important cause and to help fix broken system
by Brandon F. (December 20, 2009)
Incredible organization. As a business professional, it's also easy to see that they are very well run and organized. The service they administer to foster and group-home kids is priceless and the support they provide to their volunteer mentor-advocates is unparalleled.
by Karen K. (December 20, 2009)
The organization is very well run with passionate, caring, compassionate staff. They make it so easy for the volunteer to work with foster care children. They provide all the tools you need to help them and it is so rewarding. This has been one of the greatest experiences I have ever had... and CASA makes it happen.
by Jo Ann O. from Irvine, CA (July 8, 2009)
It is a great organization to volunteer with, although volunteers are required to pay fingerprint and background check around $70-100.

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