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Each CASA volunteer dramatically improves the lives of foster children.
Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASAs) are members of the community who have been appointed by a juvenile court judge to speak out on behalf of a child. Most importantly, these volunteers provide stability and hope to abused and neglected children. Find your local CASA program.

Volunteer as a CASA.  Stand up for a child today. Your advocacy gives foster children a voice. Helping a child begins with a phone call. Become a CASA Volunteer.

Donate Money.  Your donations help support local CASA programs throughout the state. From training staff and volunteers to creating initiatives that serve our most vulnerable population. See CalCASA In Action or Donate Now.

Support Legislation.   Every year, legislators introduce dozens of bills that impact foster youth. Stay informed, contact your representatives. We’ve made it easier for you to add your voice of support by tracking pending legislation.

Other Ways to Get Involved.

Advocating for a child takes commitment. If you find you don’t have the time to be a CASA now, don’t worry. There are other ways to get involved.

Call your local program today and see how you can help.

 

What is a CASA?

A CASA volunteer can be any adult in the community who is specially trained and appointed by a juvenile court judge to:

Be a Friend - Establish a strong and stable relationship with a child in the foster care system.

Get Involved - Gather information, write court reports, and make recommendations to the court on what is in the best interest of the child.

Stand Up for a Child - Advocate to make sure the child recieves the services needed to advance his/her well-being