We serve our community through a "Whole Family Approach" to preventing child abuse and neglect - something that more and more agencies see as a best practice. As such, Child Advocates of Placer County has two groups of programs: Youth Services and Family Services.
Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA)
Our CASA program, now available in Placer and Yuba counties, trains and equips volunteers to advocate for the best interest of the child in the courtroom, class room, and at home. For more information about about how to become a CASA, click here, or send an email to email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
K9s 4 Kids
Our K9 program allows CAPC volunteers to bring their well-behaved dogs to local group homes, emergency shelters, and the juvenile detention facility to offer support. For more information about our K9s 4 Kids program, click here, or email email@example.com
The Be Bold program partners specially trained volunteers with youth who are at high risk for certain types of exploitation, including the commercial sexual exploitation of children (ie sex-trafficking). For more information about our Be Bold program, click here, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Level Up program partners specially trained volunteers with youth whose lives intersect with the delinquency or probationary arm of the juvenile justice system. For more information about our Level Up program, click here, or email email@example.com.
Family Services include Family Mentors, which assigns mentors to struggling parents, and Prosper Placer, which utilizes community volunteers to help families move out of poverty. Prosper Placer also has an Immigration Advocacy component for our Latino cohorts. Most recently, we are piloting a program with Placer County Children’s System of Care to provide CASA-trained mentors to parents who have just had their children detained by child welfare. The goal of this program (called PEG - Parent Empowerment Group) is to help parents better engage in the reunification process.
By enhancing CASA with our "Whole Family Approach", we hope to ensure the long-term success of our children and achieve our vision of breaking the cycle of generational child abuse, neglect, and poverty.