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Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) are community volunteers, just like you, who stand up and speak out to help children and youth in foster care.

Our CASA program belongs to a network of 951 independent community-based programs that recruit, train and support citizen-volunteers to advocate for the best interests of abused and neglected children in courtrooms and communities.

CASA of Santa Cruz County currently serves over 270 children and youth annually - and the need doesn't go away.


  • Children Served

    270

  • Volunteer Hours

    22,900

  • In Kind Value

    $603000

  • Active Volunteers

    300

News & Events

Angel is 18 years old and gave this speech at the 2020 For the Love of Children Luncheon to 150 attendees on Feb. 19, 2020. 

More incredible CASAs have graduated the 35-hour training. Do you know any of these friendly faces?

We are sad to announce that Lyndsey Marks will be leaving her position as Development and Communications Director at CASA. We appreciate all the good work she has done. We will miss her dearly and we wish her all the best.

Please share the job description widely to help us find the best fit for our team. The deadline to apply is March 9, 2020.

Come support CASA by dining at Shadowbrook Restaurant on Tuesday, March 24th from 4pm-10pm. Bring family and friends and enjoy a delicious dinner - 30% of proceeds from CASA diners goes directly to CASA.

At CASA of Santa Cruz we love our Advocates! For this Valentine’s Day we made a list of the reasons why we love Advocates and wanted to share the love with you.


Watch Conny's Story