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Opportunity Details

Family Services, Justice & Legal Services
Mentoring/Youth Development

Age Minimum (with Adult):21+, Minimum Age:21+

Make a Difference for a Child in Foster Care

You can make a lasting difference in the life of a child in foster care!

Apply to be a Court Appointed Special Advocate!

As a CASA, you will:
  • Investigate the needs of the child by familiarizing yourself with their welfare file
  • Advocate for the child’s needs to be met promptly and thoroughly.
  • Generally serve as a trusted & consistent source of support for the child!
In a sea of ever-changing faces, the CASA volunteer is the one person the child knows will keep coming back, each and every week. No other program combines regular mentoring and preventive services with the comprehensive advocacy that influences decisions directly affecting the child’s future.

Steps to become a CASA:
  1. Attend an informational meeting
  2. Interview at the Watsonville office
  3. Submit paperwork/application
  4. Partake in advocate training
*must be 21 years of age to apply*

Informational meetings are held monthly throughout Santa Cruz County:
  • Tuesdays from 10am to 11am at the CASA House, 813 Freedom Blvd, Watsonville
  • Wednesdays from 5:30pm to 7pm at the CASA House, 813 Freedom Blvd, Watsonville
  • Tuesdays from 6pm to 7pm at the Live Oak Family Resource Center, 1740 17th Ave, Santa Cruz
  • Thursdays from 2pm to 3pm at The Buttery, 702 Soquel Ave, Santa Cruz
  • Fridays from 12pm to 1pm at Surf City Coffee, 9105 Soquel Dr, Aptos
You can sign up for a session by selecting the date below - or just drop in!

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1740 17th Ave
Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Phone: 831-427-5070

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