Mission Statement: To be the bridge between the most vulnerable in our community and volunteers who make a difference.
The heartbreaking reality is that about 800 kids on average experience sustained abuse or neglect each year in Placer County, and over 200 of them are removed from their homes.
Child Advocates of Placer County started as a nonprofit in 2004 on a mission to develop the CASA program, where children receive a Court Appointed Child Advocate through the Placer County Juvenile Dependency Court. Through the years, they have been able to assign CASA volunteers to over 90% of the foster youth in Placer County.
This is an incredible accomplishment, but the work is not done yet! They are still greatly in need of people who can make the necessary commitment to become a CASA volunteer.
The goal of our Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) program is to prevent abused, neglected, abandoned and at-risk children from becoming lost in the Juvenile Dependency and/or Delinquency Court system.
CAPC trains CASA volunteers who are appointed by the Judge and act as the “eyes and ears of the court and the voice of the child.” Volunteers advocate by facilitating, investigating, and monitoring areas of need in the life of their assigned child. Volunteers stay with their child until the case is closed by the court.
For many children, their CASA volunteer is the one constant adult presence in their lives. Independent research has demonstrated that children with one caring adult in their life are more likely to have positive outcomes (i.e. improved academics, graduate from high school, participate in extra-curricular activities and obtain personal goals.)
If you are unable to volunteer at this time, there are still many ways to support CAPC! Below are six great ideas:
Another great example of ways you can support CAPC is to attend or support one of their upcoming events:
2019 Child Advocates of Placer County Golf Classic
When: Monday, June 24th, 2019
Where: Ridge Golf Course in Auburn
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