CASA seeks volunteer mentors
Every day in Sonoma County, children are removed from their homes because they have been abused, neglected, or abandoned. Through no fault of their own, these children are made dependents of the Juvenile Court and enter a world where an overburdened legal system sometimes cannot hear their voices. These youth need a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) to provide consistent and personal support as they go through months and sometimes years of legal procedures.
The CASA volunteer provides human contact that the youth need and the adult experience and savvy the court needs to make better decisions for them. Being a CASA makes a difference in the lives of these youth.
If you have about 10 hours a month to spend, being a CASA can be a very gratifying work. A CASA is a powerful voice in a child’s life.
The next training takes place over three and a half days beginning July 17, from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., then running July 22 through 24, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Classes are held at CASA’s office at the Los Guilicos complex near Oakmont.
For more information, contact Millie Gilson at 565-6375.