YOUTH SUPPORTED WITH ONE-ON-ONE ADVOCACY
TOTAL CASA VOLUNTEERS
VOLUNTEER APPLICATIONS RECEIVED
COURT HEARINGS ATTENDED
COURT WRITTEN REPORTS
MEETINGS WITH CASE PARTIES
Advocacy for children in foster care changes everything.
|Youth in foster care may not have a safe place to live or may have a mental health challenge that puts them in harm’s way. A CASA volunteer can ensure that the youth has the support and services to keep them safe and stable.
OF CASA YOUTH MAINTAINED OR IMPROVED SAFETY DURING ADVOCACY
EXPERIENCE RISK TO SAFETY EXPERIENCED IMPROVED SAFETY OUTCOMES 55% OF YOUNG CHILDREN (0-5) EXPERIENCED IMPROVED SAFETY DURING ADVOCACY
Nate was only 8 months old when he first met CASA volunteer Ash, she discovered Nate had sleep apnea and was said to have displayed behavioral problems when he later started attending daycare.
|CASA volunteers support children and youth in identifying options for a long-term and safe home, whether that is at home with parent(s) or identifying a legal guardian or adoptive home.
OF CASA YOUTH IN PERMANENT PLACEMENT AT END OF ADVOCACY PROGRAM ENROLLMENT
OF YOUTH UNDER 12 IN PERMANENT PLACEMENT AT END OF ADVOCACY
For CASA Betty Liu, her work to secure Jackie’s birth certificate and State ID, after being overlooked and ignored by the system for so many years, paved the way for Jackie to become financially independent. Betty helped to make Jackie’s goals possible.
|Children in foster care comprise some of our most medically at-risk and vulnerable children. CASA volunteers ensure that the youth have access to mental and physical health services they need.
OF CASA YOUTH MAINTAINED OR IMPROVED PHYSICAL HEALTH
OF CASA YOUTH WITH MENTAL HEALTH NEEDS EXPERIENCED IMPROVED MENTAL HEALTH FROM ASSESSMENT TO CASE CLOSURE
OF YOUTH PRESCRIBED PSYCHOTROPIC MEDICATION AT ASSESSMENT NO LONGER PRESCRIBED AT CASE CLOSURE
OF CASA YOUTH WITH PHYSICAL HEALTH NEEDS/GOALS EXPERIENCED IMPROVEMENTS IN PHYSICAL HEALTH
OF YOUNG CHILDREN (0-5) WITH PHYSICAL HEALTH NEEDS/GOALS EXPERIENCED IMPROVED PHYSICAL HEALTH DURING ENROLLMENT
|Every child deserves a good education. Many children in the system experience educational challenges, and most are struggling with the emotional ramifications of a disrupted home environment. CASA volunteers help youth connect to assessment, support, and advocacy services to address the students’ specific educational issues and needs. In addition, CASA volunteers frequently hold the educational rights of the youth they serve.
OF CASA VOLUNTEERS HOLD EDUCATIONAL RIGHTS
YOUTH WITH EDUCATIONAL GOALS EXPERIENCED IMPROVED EDUCATIONAL OUTCOMES
For over 40 years, CASA/LA has been the only organization in Los Angeles County providing court appointed advocates to youth in the child welfare system helping these children navigate the trials of the courtroom, and also the trials of a challenged childhood.