A Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) is a trained, dedicated and caring community volunteer, who is assigned to work one-on-one with a child in the foster care system. CASA volunteers are sworn in by a dependency court judge to advocate for what is in the child’s best interest. With legal standing to fully investigate a child’s circumstances, CASA volunteers make recommendations to the court regarding how the system and community can best serve and support the child. In collaboration with others in the child’s life, volunteers are instrumental in facilitating access to the material, educational, and physical and mental health services necessary for each child to flourish.
Our most significant accomplishments happen every day – when an overlooked opportunity is found, a service is secured or an adult connection is made that will help keep a child safe and give him or her an opportunity to succeed.
Become a CASA Volunteer
The first step toward becoming a CASA volunteer is attending an information session.
Make a Donation
Your gift makes a difference in the life of a child!
Every donation will give a child who has experienced abuse and neglect, the opportunity to have a CASA volunteer so they can have a powerful voice in court, at school and in the community. If you would like to support the work of CASA volunteers, please consider making a tax deductible contribution online. You can make gifts in honor of friends or loved ones, gifts of stocks and other securities, matching gifts, and bequests and other planned gifts.
Attend or Support Our Events
CASA/LA also hosts an annual Evening to Foster Dreams gala, Wine+Art event and other fundraising events throughout the year that you won’t want to miss!
Keep in Touch
If you would like to chat more about any of these opportunities, please contact Marie Carpenter at 323.859.2888 x6328 or firstname.lastname@example.org.