CHILD ADVOCATES OF PLACER COUNTY IS THE BRIDGE BETWEEN THE MOST VULNERABLE IN OUR COMMUNITY AND VOLUNTEERS WHO MAKE A DIFFERENCE

What We Do:

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COURT APPOINTED SPECIAL ADVOCATES (CASA)

CASA volunteers are appointed by a judge to advocate for foster children in court. The CASA volunteer’s role is to both advocate for and mentor the child. CASAs are often called the “eyes and ears of the court, and the voice of the child” in juvenile court proceedings.

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BE BOLD

BE BOLD partners at-risk youth with a specially trained CASA they can trust, learn with, and grow alongside. Youth and their partners meet weekly for fun, skill-building activities and come together once a month with a group of their peers to support one another and create their own community.

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LEVEL UP

LEVEL UP partners at-risk youth with a specially trained CASA they can trust, learn with, and grow alongside. Youth and their partners meet weekly for fun, skill-building activities and come together once a month with a group of their peers to support one another and create their own community.

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K9s 4 KIDS

K9s 4 Kids gives children who are experiencing trauma a chance to love and be loved be loved by a polite, well behaved and well socialized dog. A dog can help facilitate an appropriate emotional connection for youth who have a hard time connecting with others.

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FAMILY MENTORS

Family Mentors are CASAs with additional training to support at-risk parents who are either striving to reunify with their children, are recovering from substance use disorder or domestic violence, or are just struggling to hold their families together.

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PROSPER PLACER

Prosper Placer serves families who live at or below the poverty level and are motivated to make lasting changes in their lives. Prosper Placer brings together volunteers and parents in group settings to develop an intentional community of support, where volunteers help parents by sharing their knowledge, connections, and friendship.

"I love doing this. I get back from these children and adults tenfold what I give. And I’ve made friends in the process. This experience and calling myself a CASA is a gift I can never repay."

~Lynda, CAPC Volunteer

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Join the good work CAPC volunteers are doing in the lives of the most vulnerable children and families in our community by becoming a monthly donor.

A gift of just $35 a month makes a big difference!