"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.
Just by joining our Facebook community you can help connect our children with resources. Stay connected with the cause we love; CASA and our children in foster care.
"Like" us on Facebook.
Next volunteer trainings will be:
Congratulations to CASA’s
newest class of graduating Advocates!
Learn more at an information session
You can RSVP online at www.tinyurl.com/CASAorientation
or call (831) 761-2956, ext. 102
Read true stories of our Advocates and children.
Dine for CASA
at the beautiful Shadowbrook
CASA’s 2013 Community Awards!
Thank you to everyone who joined us in celebrating our honorees at CASA Community Awards on November 18th. Honorees:
Organization: California Giant Berry Farms
Educator: Caroline Currie, SC Co. Office of Education
Individual: Honorable Denine Guy, Santa Cruz County Superior Court Judge. Judge Guy was also presented with the Gary ProctorAward of Excellence.
Save the date!
Thursday, February 13, 2014
Severino’s Grill, 7600 Old Dominion Court, Aptos
$100 per person. Tickets will be available soon.
Can we talk?
Invite CASA to make a presentation to your group or workplace! CASA speakers share insight into our local system of foster care, the children whose lives are affected, and how CASA and our great volunteers are making a difference. We'd love to come visit you!
Click here to submit your speaker request.