Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA)

The goal of our Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) program is to prevent abused, neglected, abandoned, and at-risk children from becoming lost in the Juvenile Dependency and/or Delinquency Court system.

We train CASA volunteers who are appointed by the judge and act as the “eyes and ears of the court and the voice of the child.” Volunteers advocate by facilitating, investigating, and monitoring areas of need in the life of their assigned child. Volunteers stay with their child’s case until it is closed by the court.

For many children, their CASA volunteer is the one constant adult presence in their lives. Independent research has demonstrated that children with one consistent and caring adult in their life are more likely to have positive outcomes in areas like improved academics, high school graduation, extra-curricular activity participation, and college entrance.

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The first step to becoming a Court Appointed Special Advocate is to attend an Information Session via Zoom. Please see our Events Calendar to select a time/date and RSVP to an upcoming Info Session.

For more information, email info@casaplacer.org or call 530-887-1006. We would love to hear from you!

“These youth are put in such stressful situations, which are sometimes dangerous, and not their fault. They are scared, with sometimes no one to trust. To be able to step into their lives and show them how important they really are, and build up their confidence, and give them an adult to trust means a lot.”

-Denise, CASA volunteer

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