CASA of Sonoma County (Court Appointed Special Advocates of Sonoma County) Overview
Target demographics: To help the abused and neglected children of Sonoma County.
Direct beneficiaries per year: 180-200 abused and neglected children in Sonoma County, on average.
Geographic areas served: Santa Rosa, Sonoma County, CA, USA
Programs: A safe, permanent home isn't something that a child should only dream about..
Volunteer Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASAs) are everyday people who are trained and then appointed by judges to advocate for the best interests of abused and neglected children. Our Program Goal: 1. Advocate vigorously for the rights of abused/neglected children in Sonoma County ensuring that all "reasonable efforts" have been made for a child at every stage of the court dependency process. 2. Improve the quality of information presented to the Juvenile Court on behalf of the child by informing the court of the child's adjustment and state of mind. Relevant information is gathered and appropriate case recommendations made in a written case report. 3. Develop and implement a sound program management plan which includes recruitment, retention, supervision, and training of a competent volunteer corps which is ethnically, racially, and linguistically representative of the population to be served.