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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.

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News & Events

This month we get to know Val Rathbone.

Take the first step towards making a difference for a child in foster care - attend an information meeting this month.
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Sign up to attend a CASA information meeting in November at

At CASA, we are always looking for ways to celebrate our amazing Advocates. In keeping with that intention, every month we will highlight the story and experience of one Advocate who is working with a child or youth.

This month, we’re happy to introduce you to Mette Rubin.

Fall Issue 2017 of the CASA Connection

Watch Joseph's Story