Hope Begins with a CASA Volunteer. Hope Begins with You!
Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Contra Costa County volunteers are ordinary people doing extraordinary work for abused, neglected and abandoned children and youth in foster care in our community.
As a sworn officer of the court, CASA volunteers are appointed by a juvenile dependency court judge to speak up for the best interests of a child or youth while they are under the court’s care. They advocate 1:1 for a child or youth, to make sure they don’t get lost in the over-burdened legal system or languish in an inappropriate placement. Volunteers help reduce delays and continuances, and stay with each case until it is closed and the child or youth is placed in a safe, permanent home. They are their voice in court, a mentor, and a trusting and consistent adult presence in their life. CASA volunteers provide hope for a child or youth during this difficult time.
How to Learn More…
. * Sign up for one of our monthly Informational Sessions by visiting our website at cccocasa.org
…* Visit our CASA table on Friday, April 24 from 12:30-2 p.m. at the Crest Home (33 Crest Road, Piedmont)
…* Please contact Gina Turturici, Volunteer Recruitment Coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org or 925-256-7284 ext. 7 for more information.
Make a difference for generations to come!
The Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) program recruits, trains, and supports volunteer advocates as a powerful voice for the best interest of abused and neglected children during the court process, in order to help every child ultimately thrive in a stable and permanent home.