Foster children need advocates
Volunteers are needed for the Sonoma County Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) training. After training, volunteers help guide and advocate for children through the judicial and child welfare system.
When a child is abused or neglected by their families, they enter the foster care program, which can be disorienting, frightening and unsettling for a child of any age.
In Sonoma County, approximately 220 children in foster care have a CASA volunteer on their side. However, there are still 55 children waiting for a CASA volunteer, and referrals are being made weekly.
The summer training session begins July 19. For more information, visit the website at sonomacasa.org.