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CASA seeks volunteers to advocate for kids

By From page A3 | January 28, 2015

Yolo County CASA is looking for volunteer child advocates.

The Court Appointed Special Advocates program trains, screens and supports volunteers to advocate for abused and neglected children in the foster care system.

After successfully completing the 30-hour training and a background screening, volunteers are appointed by the juvenile dependency court judge to advocate for a child in the foster care system for a minimum 18-month commitment.

“CASAs enjoy spending time with the child they’ve been appointed to, talk with other professionals and caregivers in the child’s life,” says Nancy Pacheco of the Yolo agency. “Every child who has a CASA volunteer knows they have a committed, caring adult helping to ensure that their voices are heard and their needs are met.”

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

The next 30-hour training session runs Feb. 2-25 in the evenings.

Enterprise staff

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