22900 Market St
Santa Clarita, CA 91321
CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) is doing a free Power Point and video presentation on how to become a CASA volunteer on Sunday, April 29, 2018 from 11:45 am-12:45 am at the SCV Senior Center, 22900 Market Street in Valencia. The Unitarian Universalists of SCV will be facilitating the event, following their 10:30 am service. Come out and learn how you can become an advocate for youth in the city’s child welfare system and what your role will be in the support structure for these kids.
CASA of Los Angeles is a nonprofit group that has been recruiting, training and managing volunteers to aid children in foster care who have experienced abuse and neglect. CASAs deal with a wide range of challenges that affect Los Angeles’ 30,000 children in the dependency court system, aiding in family reunification, education, medical issues, housing and homelessness, and adoption.
Founded in 1978, CASA of Los Angeles (www.casala.org) is a community-supported 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose mission is to mobilize community volunteers to advocate on behalf of children and youth in LA County’s child welfare system who have experienced abuse and neglect. Sworn in by judges after graduating from training, CASA/LA volunteers work one-on-one with the most serious cases of abuse and neglect to help the children through the court system and reach the appropriate social services. Studies have shown that children with CASA volunteers receive more assistance and support than children without, and are more likely to be adopted or returned to their families and less likely to reenter the child welfare system.