Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children (CASA)
The CASA of STANISLAUS COUNTY mission is to provide quality advocacy services for all abused and neglected children in the dependency system through the use of trained volunteers. CASA of Stanislaus County is a passionate community organization that provides every child received through the court system with personalized advocacy and support. Our goal is to provide a safe, permanent, nurturing environment for every child served.
Across California, thousands of volunteer Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASAs) build close relationships with and serve as one-on-one advocates for children in foster care. More than 40 CASA programs in California recruit and specially train these volunteers from the community, who are then appointed as advocates by a juvenile court.
CASA volunteers commit to spending at least one year: 1) establishing a strong, stable connection with a child in foster care, 2) gathering information and making recommendations to the court about the child’s best interest, and 3) advocating to make sure the child receives needed services. Too often, a CASA volunteer is the only consistent adult in the life of the child.
For more information on how to get involved, please contact 209-548-6320 http://www.casaofstanco.org/