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Court Appointed Special Advocates of Santa Cruz County: CASA of Santa Cruz County

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General Agency Information
Name:Court Appointed Special Advocates of Santa Cruz County: CASA of Santa Cruz County
Alternate Name(s):CASA
Address:813 Freedom Blvd.
Watsonville, CA  95076
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Primary Phone:831-761-2956
Fax Number:831-761-2913
Days/Hours of Operation/Phone:Monday-Friday 8:30 am to 5:00 pm
Description:CASA is a private space for volunteer Advocates and children. Public visits are by appointment, Monday-Friday 9:00am-5pm.

CASA is a child's voice in dependency court, providing advocacy, stability, and hope to children who have been abused, neglected or abandoned. A CASA Advocate spends time with his or her child each week, offering friendship and emotional support. CASA volunteers also work with attorneys and social workers. They review records, research information, and talk to anyone involved with the child, including parents, extended family members, doctors and teachers. From information gathered, a volunteer presents his or her best recommendations to the judge, for the safety and welfare of his or her CASA child.

ELIGIBILITY/REQUIREMENTS: Minimum of 21 years of age, Personal interview and screening, Commitment to spend 2-5 hours each week with the child, 2 year commitment.

FUNDING SOURCE: Public and private.
Volunteer Info:Advocates receive an initial 35 hours of training and advocates on behalf of the child until the case is resolved which can take up to two years with a commitment of 3-5 hours per week.
Languages other than English:Spanish
Accommodations for Disabled:Wheelchair Access
Public Transportation:Available Within One Block
Eligibility:See Description Notes
Areas Served:Santa Cruz County
Physical Location:Watsonville
Funding Source:See Description Notes

Cynthia  Druley
Executive Director

Subject Headings
 Abused Children
Child Abuse Prevention
Court Appointed Confidential Intermediaries
Donation Drop Off Points
Private Nonprofits
This record last modified March 26, 2013

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