What we're about

This is a group for anyone interested in volunteering with children in foster care as a CASA volunteer. You don’t need to be a social worker or an attorney. All you need is a desire to make a positive change in the lives of children and youth in foster care.

Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) volunteers are ordinary people doing extraordinary work for abused, neglected and abandoned children and youth in foster care. CASA volunteers are appointed by a juvenile court judge to advocate one-on-one providing a powerful voice for a child or youth during their uncertain journey in the foster care system.

The best way to start is by attending one of our Informational Sessions to learn more.

After the Info Session, we will provide you with the training you need to be a successful advocate. CASA volunteers share the willingness and ability to commit two years, and 15-20 hours a month, to a child or youth to make a difference.

As a CASA volunteer, you will investigate and monitor all aspects of a child or youth’s case including placement, education, and health needs. You will accomplish this by visiting the child or youth weekly, reviewing records, researching information, and communicating with all parties involved including social workers, attorneys, parents, teachers, therapists, and care providers. You will have the privilege and responsibility to make recommendations to the court as to what is in the best interests of the child or youth based on your findings through the submission of a report.

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Online Informational Session

Online event

Advocate for A Child in Foster Care

Pinole Library - Contra Costa County Library

WEBINAR: Advocate for A Child in Foster Care

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Advocate for A Child in Foster Care

CASA of Contra Costa County

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