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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

Lynne Petrovic, our Executive Director, wants to let you know that CASA of Santa Cruz is doing exactly what it's always done and exactly what we love doing- advocating for children. It's going to take a lot more than a shelter in place order to slow us down from doing that.

Sign up for an online Volunteer Information Meeting to learn more about becoming a Court Appointed Special Advocate.today.
Tuesday, April 7, at 1:00 p.m.: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0pcOmvqj4sZaqMJLS4nZKYJnpYH1IzfA
Friday, April 10, at 10:00 a.m.: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/vJcud-ioqjstYNryL1-59ASH4RfQbHhlQw

Most importantly, we are going to get through this together.
CASA, with your support, will continue to vigorously advocate for children in whatever way needed.

If you are an Advocate looking for resources relating to COVID-19, please visit our Community Wellness Resources page linked above. More information will be added throughout the week.

We treasure the opportunities that we have to see you and have fun with you and as such we truly regret not being able to participate in these two fundraisers.  But we also trust that our caring and supportive community will come together in other ways to support each other through these current times no matter what comes our way due to COVID-19.  


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