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. 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.
CASA volunteers enjoy spending time with the child they’ve been appointed to, talk with other professionals and caregivers in the child’s life, and advocate 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 information sessions every Thursday at noon (drop-ins welcome) and 6 p.m. (with RSVP only) or by request in their offices at 722-B Main St., Woodland. To reserve a space in a session, call 530-661-4200 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. The next 30 hour training runs from Monday, July 9 to Wednesday, Aug. 8 in the evenings.
Advocates must be at least 21 years old. For more information about CASA check out www.yolocasa.org.