Yolo County CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) is seeking volunteer child advocates. CASA trains, screens and supports volunteers to advocate for abused and neglected children in the foster care system. The next training begins on April 10, and runs through May 10. Training sessions will be held in the evening.
After successfully completing a 30-hour training and a background screening, volunteers are appointed by the juvenile dependency court judge to advocate for a child in the foster care system for a minimum 18-month commitment. CASAs enjoy spending time with the child they’ve been appointed to, talking with other professionals and caregivers in the child’s life, and advocating for that child’s best interests. Every child who has a CASA volunteer knows they have a committed, caring adult helping to ensure that their voices are heard and their needs are met.
Yolo County CASA holds orientations every Thursday at noon and 6 p.m. or by request in their offices at 724 Main St., Suite 101, in Woodland. To reserve a space in an orientation, call 530-661-4200 or email email@example.com.
Advocates must be at least 21 years old.
For more information about CASA, visit www.yolocasa.org.