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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

If you have 2-4 hours a week to be there for a child in foster care, you CAN make a difference.
Register at https://casaofsantacruz.org/signup/

Congratulations to our newest class of Court Appointed Special Advocates sworn in this week by Judge Connolly.

Have you been wanting to learn more about volunteering as a Court Appointed Special Advocate but can't make it to an information meeting? Join us for an online information meeting on Tuesday, May 21, at 10:00 a.m. Register at casaofsantacruz.org/webinar

With more than 440,000 youth in foster care, there are plenty of ways to make a difference during this month. Here are ideas for how to support National Foster Care Month.

Shockingly in our country, nearly ¼ of all child abuse victims are under the age of one.  And in Santa Cruz, nearly 40% of the children who were found to be victims of abuse were under the age of two. Knowing that raising healthy children starts at day one and hearing these statistics, how can we not be moved to act? Read the full article.


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