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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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Join Team CASA in the Human Race.
Human Race CASA will be participating in the Volunteer Center of Santa Cruz County’s Human Race fundraiser.

Race to be held on May 9, 2015 at 8:00 a.m., rain or shine.


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Advocate Supervisor

New Position: Immediate Opening
Applications Due by 5pm, May 1, 2015


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Help wanted


Volunteers

Congratulations to our newest Advocates!
Sworn in on March 3, this class of 30 was CASA's largest in our history !


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:
  • MAY 12 – JUNE 18, (T/Th) at the Santa Cruz County Office of Education Annex in Santa Cruz
  • AUGUST 10 – SEPTEMBER 14, (M/W) LOCATION TBD
  • OCTOBER 27 – DECEMBER 1, (T/Th) LOCATION TBD

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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