"CASA is a child's voice in dependency court, providing advocacy, stability, and hope to children who have been abused, neglected, or abandoned."
Court Appointed Special Advocates
of Santa Cruz County
As many as 600 local children each year live in the Santa Cruz County dependency system because of parental abuse or neglect. Each day they face uncertainty and trauma, their lives a sea of ever-changing professionals who –although well-meaning- are nonetheless strangers; police, social workers, foster parents, therapists, judges, lawyers and many others.
This is where CASA steps in. For more than 200 of these children each year, one person is consistently there; a caring person whose focus is solely on them, a person whose reassuring presence does not change; the child's volunteer CASA Advocate. Read more.
Just by joining our Facebook community you can help connect our children with resources. Stay connected with the cause we love; CASA and our children in foster care.
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CASA is a member of the Human Care Alliance humancarealliance.org.
Next volunteer trainings will be:
Congratulations to CASA’s
newest class of graduating Advocates!
Learn more at an information session
You can RSVP online at www.tinyurl.com/CASAorientation
or call (831) 761-2956, ext. 102
Read true stories of our Advocates and children.
SAVE THE DATE(s) for Wharf to Wharf!
The race: Sunday July 27, 2014
Sign-up for Team CASA: begins February 28
Wharf to Wharf registration opens: on April 1, go to www.wharftowharf.com to secure your spot!
Race sells out in 48 hours!!
Find out more about Team CASA.
IF YOU ARE GOING TO PARTICIPATE IN WHARF TO WHARF AS A WALKER OR RUNNER AND WOULD LIKE TO JOIN TEAM CASA, OR WOULD LIKE TO MAKE A DONATION TO A SPECIFIC INDIVIDUAL OR TEAM, PLEASE CLICK HERE.