CASA Sacramento is a community-based 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to recruiting, training and supporting Court Appointed Special Advocates who serve Sacramento County’s foster children.
Founded in 1991, through major support of the Junior League of Sacramento and the Superior Court of California, Sacramento County, CASA Sacramento has sworn in over 1,815 volunteers who have served over 4,220 foster youth.
Ensuring consistency and support for children in the foster care system through the use of volunteer advocates advancing the best interests of each child.
Every child in need is appointed a CASA to champion them in Court, without compromise, on the path to a safe and permanent home.
Our volunteers help foster children by advocating for safe and permanent homes, identifying and addressing urgent needs, and developing permanent connections within communities to ensure that support will continue even after a youth has left foster care.
Today, there are over 1,400 children in care in Sacramento County. We are committed to providing one-on-one volunteer advocacy and mentorship for every foster youth in Sacramento County who needs it. So far, this year we have served 157 youth and our goal is to serve 350 by June 30, 2024.
These youth face huge odds stacked against them. From mental health issues and emotional disturbance caused by trauma to educational challenges that keep more than half of California’s foster children from graduating high school, from insufficient placements to high rates of unemployment and homelessness after leaving care, it can seem nearly impossible for foster children to find their place.
A CASA helps fight against the odds, increasing the chances for a child in foster care to lead a healthy, happy life in a safe and permanent home.
GOVERNANCE BOARD OF DIRECTORS