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Yolo County CASA seeks volunteer child advocates

By From page A4 | August 15, 2014

Yolo County CASA trains, screens and supports volunteers to advocate for abused and neglected children in the foster care system. After successfully completing a 30-hour training and rigorous background screening, volunteers are appointed by the juvenile dependency court judge to advocate for a child in the foster care system.

CASAs volunteers spend a few hours a week with their appointed child, talk with other professionals and caregivers in the child’s life, and advocate for the youth’s best interests in court. Every child who has a CASA volunteer knows he has a committed, caring adult helping to ensure that his voice is heard and his needs are met.

Yolo County CASA offers orientations every Thursday at noon, or by request, at 724 Main St., Suite 102, in Woodland. To reserve a seat at an orientation, call 530-661-4200 or email [email protected]

The next training session will begin on Tuesday, Aug. 19. For more information about CASA, visit www.yolocasa.org.

Enterprise staff

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