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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

Our lovely Trish Perez has an amazing opportunity and will be leaving her role at CASA at the end of January. We are grateful for her time with us.
Please help us find a new Administrative Assistant to join our team.

Office Closed January 20 in observance of MLK Day
Office Closed January 20 in observance of MLK Day

The deadline to join our next training session to become a Court Appointed Special Advocate is fast approaching! Plan now to make a difference in 2020 and sign up for an information meeting today.
Any questions? Contact or call (831) 761-2956

Happy New Year!
Happy New Year!

The CASA office will be closed Wed., January 1, 2020.
Wishing you a safe and healthy New Year!


The CASA office will be closed the week of December 23 - 27.

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