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  • Voices for Children CASA of Monterey County Voices for Children CASA of Monterey County

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Mission Statement

To train and support community volunteers who advocate for abused or neglected children placed in foster care, upholding the children's rights while pursuing a safe and permanent home.

Description

CASA - Court Appointed Special Advocates - is a nation wide organization that provides a volunteer advocate for children in the foster care system. Volunteer advocates are the voice representing the best interests of the child, in court and other public forums pertaining to the individual child. Advocates also form an ongoing relationship with the child. By getting to know the child individually the advocate is better equiped to represnt the child in all case related matters. Often the CASA Advocate is the only consistant relationship the child has ever had.

CASA Advocates receive 35 hours of pre-service training, which includes understanding the dependecy court process, the foster care system and most importantly how to work with a child and be their voice. Upon completion of training the new advocate is assigned to an experienced and highly supportive CASA staff person known as a Advocate Supervisor. The Advocate Supervisor provides on-going support and training on all case related matters.

Currently, there are over 100 children on our waiting list for a CASA Advocate. These children need YOU. Please contact us today

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http://www.voicesforchildrencasa.org

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