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Child Abuse Is Real:
"Today, more than 420,000 children in the US foster care system struggle with issues including sibling separation, permanency, education and reunification. I was once one of these statistics- a young person who spent five years in foster care, uncertain of what my future would hold."
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A former foster child.

Meet CASA of Ventura County

 

calling all men - casa of venture county Can Men be Advocates Too? Almost 50% of children appointed to CASA of Ventura County are boys, but fewer than 20% of our volunteers are male. Having a stable, compassionate male role model to advocate for a boy in the foster care system can have a big impact on his life.  Become an Advocate

 

Thousands of child abuse reports are made in Ventura County each year. Many of these children enter the foster care system. Once this occurs, the dependency court judge appoints the most severely affected of these children to the CASA program.

CASA is a unique non profit organization which recruits, screens and trains community volunteers to become the voices of these children who find themselves in court through no fault of their own.

Ventura County CASA has existed since 1985 when a group of concerned judges, attorneys and community members felt that objective, caring, support for these children during court proceedings and out of home placement was necessary.The CASA advocate, as an officer of the court, is the eyes and ears of the court, reporting to the judge and attorneys the child's progress and needs.

 

You can become such a voice by Volunteering.

 

What Is A CASA?

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“I am for the child who's had seven addresses in a single year. Because she's in foster care. Because her father abused her. And because her mother couldn't believe in her. That is the child I am for. And because I am, she will be half as likely to languish in foster care, and that much more likely to find a safe, permanent home. I am a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) volunteer. I am you.” 

kclu and casa of ventura county KCLU Interviews former foster youth and the CASAs who advocated for them. Listen here.


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CASA of VENTURA COUNTY OFFICE - Tel 805 389 3120 • Fax 805 389 3451 • contact us >>
CASA of Ventura County Office • P.O. Box 1135 • Camarillo, CA 93011-1135
 
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