Court-Appointed Special Advocates (CASA)

Court-Appointed Special Advocates (CASA)

347 Main Street | 530-622-9882
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Hours
Mon-Fri – 8am-5pm
Sat-Sun – Closed

Our mission is to recruit, train and support volunteer Court-Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) volunteers. These CASA’s are very special people, who make a commitment to a child in need. A child who has suffered abuse and neglect to the extent that they have been removed from their homes and placed into foster care. They are children who have experienced unspeakable trauma and now are experiencing the added trauma of being removed from their homes and placed with a strange family. Their lives are turned upside down.

After completing training, CASA volunteers are sworn in as an officer of the court by a Judge in the Superior Court. In this capacity, they have both rights and responsibilities that go along with this designation. For starters, they are expected to spend time with the child, to get know their wants and needs. Additionally, they are obligated to meet with the people who are important in the life of their child. The ultimate goal is to put together a comprehensive view of what is going on that child’s life for the court and the other players in the child welfare system. The advocate’s court report is used by the court, social workers and the attorneys who also tasked with representing the best interests of the child.

Please consider giving your financial support, donating your expertise or in-kind gifts or becoming a CASA advocate/volunteer. You’ll be glad you did!

CASA entrance on Main Street

CASA entrance on Main Street

A banner depicting kids that have been helped by CASA

A banner depicting kids that have been helped by CASA

The staff of CASA El Dorado

CASA El Dorado staff – L-R standing: Rose Breitwiser, Rebecca DeGennaro, Shanna Lowder, John Adams, Vicki Helwig; L-R sitting: Michelle Vien and Julia Johnsen.

CASA's large conference room

CASA’s large conference room

Seating area at CASA El Dorado

Program Coordinators Julia Johnsen & Rose Breitwiser talking at CASA El Dorado

Executive Director John Adams & CASA staff member

CASA El Dorado Executive Director John Adams & Development Manager Vicki Helwig

CASA staff member sitting in the CASA children's room

Office Manager Rebecca DeGennaro sitting in the CASA children’s room

Cover of a CASA pamphlet

Cover of a CASA pamphlet

"Safe and Permanent Home" booklet available from CASA

“Safe and Permanent Home” booklet available from CASA

One of the "Safe and Permanent Home" booklet stories

One of the “Safe and Permanent Home” booklet stories

Court-Appointed Special Advocates (CASA)

Court-Appointed Special Advocates (CASA)

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