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"CASA is a child's voice in dependency court, providing advocacy, stability, and hope to children who have been abused, neglected, or abandoned."


Court Appointed Special Advocates
of Santa Cruz County


As many as 600 local children each year live in the Santa Cruz County dependency system because of parental abuse or neglect. Each day they face uncertainty and trauma, their lives a sea of ever-changing professionals who –although well-meaning- are nonetheless strangers; police, social workers, foster parents, therapists, judges, lawyers and many others.

This is where CASA steps in.  For more than 200 of these children each year, one person is consistently there; a caring person whose focus is solely on them, a person whose reassuring presence does not change; the child's volunteer CASA Advocate.  Read more.

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Job Opportunities at CASA


Administrative Assistant Opening: Join a team of dedicated professional staff, community members, and trained volunteers and make a difference in the lives of children and youth. Deadline for applicants is October 31. Find out more.
 

Volunteers
Congratulations to CASA’s
newest class of graduating Advocates!



Learn more about volunteering as a Court Appointed Special Advocate by attending an information session.

Info sessions are held throughout the county at various times of day.
Click here to view dates and locations.

Next volunteer trainings will be:
  • October 23 – December 4, (T/Th) at the County Office of Education Annex in Santa Cruz.
  • January 27 – February 26, (T/Th) Location not yet confirmed – most likely Aptos
  • May 5 – June 9, (T/Th) Location not yet confirmed
  • August 10 – September 14 (M/W) Location not yet confirmed
Note: CASA offers four trainings per year. Trainings span 5 weeks and take place two nights a week from 6-9:00 p.m. You must attend an information session (follow link to sign up) and screening interview before joining training. Click here learn the steps to becoming an Advocate.

Questions? Contact Outreach Coordinator at cita@casaofsantacruz.org or (831) 761-2956, ext. 102
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Read true stories of our Advocates and children.

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CASA is a member
of the
Human Care Alliance


humancarealliance.org.

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