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Yolo County CASA seeks volunteer child advocates

By From page A9 | July 04, 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. CASA 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 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, at 724 Main St., Suite 102, in Woodland. To reserve a space in an orientation, call 530-661-4200 or email [email protected]

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

Enterprise staff

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