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CASA of Sonoma County (Court Appointed Special Advocates of Sonoma County)

Rating: 4.94 stars   64 reviews 2,096

Address:

P.O. Box 1418 Kenwood CA 95409 USA

Mission:

Sonoma CASA Program is committed to serving the abused and neglected children in Sonoma County who come before the Juvenile Court for protection. The purpose of CASA is to humanize the complicated, unfamiliar, and frightening legal and child welfare systems for the child victim by providing a trained volunteer who will act as a consistent mentor, role model, support person, and advocate.

Results:

http://www.sonomacasa.org/aboutus/director.html

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.

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707-565-6375
http://www.sonomacasa.org

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Reviews for CASA of Sonoma County (Court Appointed Special Advocates of Sonoma County)

Rating: 5 stars  

I have been involved with CASA as a volunteer for over 20 years . I have had many rewarding relationships with children, families, community workers, CASA staff and volunteers. I feel that CASA provides a voice for many children who otherwise would not have trained and caring advocates outside of their families and government professionals. When we help children, we help better the future for all of our family and the world. CASA has many dedicated workers and volunteers who believe in helping as many children in need as we possibly can. CASA warms my soul.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

When I first heard of CASA through a friend from TX, I decided to check out the organization here in my town. From my very first contact, I knew I wanted to volunteer. The professionalism of the staff coupled with their warmth and compassion for every child in foster care was clearly evident. During the training we heard from a variety of professionals serving these children; social worker, lawyer, the judges, probation officer, therapists and more. The calibre of each presenter was so impressive. I was deeply moved by their compassion and commitment to the well-being of each and every child. I had no idea we have so many incredible, dedicated human beings working together to create a better future for the children, youth and their families in the system. I feel privileged to be a part of the CASA organization, to be a voice for a child, and a part of the greater team.

 
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1 person found this review helpful

Becoming a CASA has been one of the most gratifying experiences I have ever had! The training I received was top of the line, very organized, informational, and a pleasure to be a part of. I am very proud and genuinely humbled to be a CASA to a young brother and sister that are in the foster system. I would highly recommend it to anyone that has the heart and desire to help children.

 
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1 person found this review helpful

We have supported CASA for over 15 years without a doubt the best support system for children in need. The director is superb and extremely dedicated to the entire organization and especially the kids.

 
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1 person found this review helpful

I have a professional working relationship with CASA. I have seen first hand the dedication and compassion the CASA employees towards their mission. This is a special organization to have in our community. They contribute to the lives of foster children as well as enhance the community with well-trained volunteers, an active and an active and hard working Board, and provide the non-profit sector with an outstanding and efficiently managed non-profit.

 
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2 people found this review helpful

Casa is the best nonprofit organization I have ever worked with. Their dedication to the children in the "system" in our county is amazing and very needed. I have supported Casa for quite some time and look forward to being a volunteer in the near future. Keep up the wonderful work you are doing for our children.

 
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2 people found this review helpful

I have been a volunteer, in various organizations, for about 45 years and can say without hesitation that my time with CASA has been the most meaningful of all. Not only have I had the chance to become close to some wonderful, sensitive children, but I also have had the satisfaction of knowing that I have been able to impact their lives in sometimes substantial ways. For example, I just returned this morning from a court hearing in which my comments regarding the child's future were welcomed by the social worker, the attorneys and the judge. I am proud to be part of this fine organization, which cooperates so well with our partners in Sonoma County who also care deeply about the welfare of our children.

 
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2 people found this review helpful

I have seen the amazing things that this program achieves with the students that I work with as a school counselor. I support it whole heartedly!

 
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2 people found this review helpful

CASA has hosted interns from SRJC for many years. Student interns always gain valuable experience because the staff provide excellent training and supervision.

 
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2 people found this review helpful

I have participated in many different kinds of volunteer work over the years, but my experience with CASA has been life changing. It does my heart good to see how much this organization truly cares about children, and everyone on their staff is dedicated to the safety and wellbeing of the youth in their community. I have been a CASA for about 6 months now, and I sincerely feel like it gives me the opportunity to make a difference in a young person's life. I hope that if you are reading this review, you will consider donating to this top notch organization, or maybe even becoming a volunteer. I guarantee that you will be glad you did!

 
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