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CASA Seeks Volunteers to Advocate for Local Foster Children

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This article was provided by Lori Arnold, CASA San Benito administrative assistant.

Every foster child deserves a stable future, and you can be a part of it. With a few hours each month, you can make a real, positive, and lasting impact. Court Appointed Special Advocates or CASA is seeking volunteer advocates.

Our volunteers are adult (21 years and older) men and women of various backgrounds with one thing in common: they are all working to improve the lives of foster children from San Benito County, speaking up for the most vulnerable members of our community.

The purpose of providing a foster child with a volunteer advocate is to ensure the child’s safety, well-being, and basic needs are provided for while under the jurisdiction of the courts. Additionally, volunteers speak up for the child in the courtroom, classroom, and community; working collaboratively with assigned professionals, schools, foster parents and relatives. They also monitor case progress and provide the courts with independent reports.

No special education or background is required; CASA provides thorough training and continued support for volunteers. Consider joining this worthwhile cause.

To learn more about CASA, volunteer requirements, and additional FAQ, please visit our website at www.casasanbenito.org or contact the office at 831-637-4992, or email to esther@casasanbenito.org.

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CASA of San Benito County

CASA, Court Appointed Special Advocates, of San Benito County is a non-profit organization serving foster youth from our community. Our mission is to train and support community volunteers who advocate for abused or neglected children placed in foster care; upholding the children's rights while pursuing a safe and permanent home. To learn more, please visit www.casasanbenito.org.