BECOME A VOLUNTEER ADVOCATE
CASA of Humboldt County welcomes anyone who is passionate about making a difference in the life of a child. A Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) is a consistent, caring adult for a youth involved in the court system. Volunteers get to know the child by talking with everyone in that child’s life: parents and relatives, foster parents, teachers, medical professionals, attorneys, social workers and others. They use the information they gather to advocate for the child's best interest by making informed recommendations to the judge.
Ready to become a CASA?
To be an advocate you must:
be at least 21
Complete 30 hours of training
dedicate at least two hours a week to spend time with a child
make a two-year commitment
pass a criminal background check
Be dedicated to making a positive impact for a child!
From a CASA
"I have been with my current CASA child for fifteen months. In that time, change has been one of the only constants in her life. She has had four social workers, two attorneys, and has lived in five different homes. As a CASA advocate, it has been a privilege to be part of this child's life. It feels good knowing that no matter what changes occur in her life, she can depend on me." -CASA Volunteer