Child Advocates of Placer County

Rating: 5 stars   2 reviews

Issues: Children & Youth, Crime & Law

Location: PO Box 701 Auburn CA 95604 USA

Mission: Founded in 2003, Child Advocates of Placer County formed to administer the Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) program for the Placer County Juvenile Court. The CASA concept was developed in 1977 by a judge in Seattle, WA, who was disturbed that he was making life-impacting decisions for foster youth based on a minimal amount of information. Today there are over 50,000 CASA volunteers nation-wide. Each county has its own Superior Court, and so each county ideally also has its own CASA program. As sworn officers of the court, our CASA volunteers advocate for the best interests of abused and neglected foster youth, providing the presiding judge with recommendations for permanent placement and communicating the childs wishes.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Wonderful Program that is meeting the three areas of need:The Child, the youth, and the Family. Just finished training and very excited to be apart of such an awesome group of people ready to support our community.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have been a Adult 2 Youth Mentor for the past 3 1/2 years. It has been an enlightening experience in that as I have "put myself out there for our teens" the return for me has been life changing. I became a Child Advocates volunteer due to my own personal experience as a mother with a former teen involved in the Juvenile Justice system. The opportunity to give back has been my pleasure. As I tell my "mentee" youth "I have buckled my seat belt and I am in this with you for the journey ahead." Kudos to the small army of wonderful staff at Child Advocates of Placer County for your dedication to the youth of Placer County. I heartfully bless this wonderful non-profit for the work that they do to enrich the lives of our foster youth, families in need, youth at risk, youth in probation, youth aging out of the foster care system, deserving children and youth up to age 22.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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