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"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.

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Become a CASA Advocate

Next volunteer trainings will be:
  • Jan 30 – March 4 (T/Th) at the County Office of Education in Santa Cruz.
  • May 1 – June 4 at St. Andrews Church, Aptos: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6-9pm
  • August 11 – September 17 (M/W) at United Way in Capitola
  • October 23 – December 2 (T/Th) at United Way in Capitola
Note: CASA offers four trainings per year; Feb/March, May/June, August/Sept, Oct/Nov. Trainings span 5 weeks and take place two nights a week from 6-9:00 p.m. You must attend an information session (see schedule below) and screening interview before joining training. Click here learn the steps to becoming an Advocate.

Volunteers

Congratulations to CASA’s
newest class of graduating Advocates!

Learn more at an information session
Orientation Schedules:
  • 2nd Tuesdays, 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. in Capitola
  • 3rd Wednesdays, 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. in Watsonville
  • 3rd Thursdays, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. in Santa Cruz
  • 3rd Fridays, 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. in Aptos
E-mail: Cita@casaofsantacruz.org
You can RSVP online at www.tinyurl.com/CASAorientation
or call (831) 761-2956, ext. 102
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Read true stories of our Advocates and children.

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TeamCASA
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.






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