Yolo County Court Appointed Special Advocateshttp://www.yolocasa.org
The mission of the National Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) Association, together with its state and local members, is to support and promote court-appointed volunteer advocacy for abused and neglected children so that they can thrive in safe, permanent homes. CASA is the only volunteer organization that empowers everyday citizens as officers of the court. In an overburdened social welfare system, abused and neglected children often slip through the cracks among hundreds of current cases. CASA volunteer court advocates change that. Appointed by judges, CASA volunteers typically handle just one case at a time — and commit to staying on that case until the child is placed in a safe, permanent home. Yolo County is located in Northern California. Yolo CASA is affiliated statewide through the California CASA Association and is affiliated nationally with National CASA based in Seattle, Washington and is a locally based presence of the national program. The mission of Yolo County Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) program is to serve abused and neglected children by providing court appointed volunteers, each of whom will advocate for a safe, permanent, nurturing home and healthcare and educational services for a child in foster care, and who will be a consistent and caring adult presence in the life of that child.