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Phone: 707-565-6375
P.O. Box 1418
California 95409
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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.

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.

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I have been a CASA for about three years. We work one-on-one with children who are wards of the court. It is extremely rewarding and enriching work. We CASA's get tremendous support from the CASA organization. It is so important for these children to have an advocate. They often do not have ... more »
I became a CASA this past February and it has been very rewarding. The staff and volunteers at the Sonoma County CASA are wonderful! I get great support and never feel like I am doing this alone! I am honored that I am able to serve my community this way... more »
I have just finished my first year as a CASA. Their offices offer many educational seminars for us to learn about what Sonoma County has to offer our CASA children developmentally and educationally - right through Sonoma Junior College. No matter what my question may be, there is someone willing ... more »
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