Child Advocates of Placer County received its non-profit status in 2004 with a mission to establish the Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) Program for the Placer County Juvenile Dependency Court. We started slowly by serving fewer than 30 children in 2006. Then in 2007 we turned a corner, and by year’s end we had 49 trained volunteers serving 67 children. That growth trend continues today, and since 2017 we have been able to assign CASA volunteers to over 90% of the foster youth in Placer County. In 2017-2018, CASA volunteers served 355 foster children and probation youth.