CASA of Los Angeles has partnered with LA Works’ RSVP program to hold a special information session in Canoga Park. We will hold a panel discussion of current volunteers and a former foster youth who benefited from the work of a CASA volunteer. This information session is open to anyone (please note the minimum age requirement of our volunteers is 21).
CASA of Los Angeles improves the lives of children in the dependency system by pairing them with trained volunteer advocates. Nowhere in the nation is the problem greater than in Los Angeles County, where 30,000 children who have been abused or neglected are under the jurisdiction of the Dependency Court.
The volunteers get to know the children and their circumstances, show them that someone cares, advocate for their best interests (including making recommendations to the Court), encourage them to grow to their fullest potential, and become involved in key issues in their life, especially permanent placement, and school, health, and mental health issues.
A CASA volunteer is often the sole consistent adult anchor for foster children. Children frequently remark how important it is to them that these tireless advocates are the only people in “the system” who are not paid to assist them. CASA volunteers give a voice to a child who cannot speak up for herself or himself and are frequently viewed as mentors or guides.
Learn how you can make an impact on the life of a child in foster care.
WHEN: Wednesday, June 28th 2017 at 5:30pm
WHERE: Canoga Park (exact address given at registration)
*Please note you will have to set up an account to register for this opportunity