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Mission & Vision

About Us

Mission Statement: CASA of Santa Cruz County advocates for children and youth, providing court appointed volunteers so each child in the dependency and juvenile court system feels cared for and connected with the people, families, and resources they need to heal and flourish into adulthood.

Our Core Values

  • Opportunity

    We work to empower children and youth so that they flourish as they experience self-growth and healing.

  • Compassion

    We seek to create safe spaces of authenticity to join together in caring connection.

  • Communidad

    We strive to be led by the families and youth who have been under the jurisdiction of the court as we come together with all members of our community to empower healthy and thriving families and childhoods.

  • Justice

    We are committed to equity, leveling power differences, and empowering our community.

CASA's Strategic Plan