What is CASA?

Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) is a community-based program that recruits, trains and supports volunteers to advocate for the best interests of abused and neglected children in courtrooms and communities.

Volunteer advocates, empowered by the courts, offer judges the critical information they need to ensure each child’s rights and needs are being attended to while in foster care. Learn More

How to Become a CASA?

You do not have to be a lawyer or a social worker to become a CASA. We welcome people from all walks of life. Concern for children, willingness to learn about the child welfare and court systems, a commitment of 10-15 hours a month, good writing and communication skills, and the ability to work collaboratively are some of what’s needed to be a CASA. Learn More

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Upcoming CASA Training

March 16 – April 22, 2020 (no class April 6, 8)
Mondays and Wednesdays, 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.
200 Providence Mine Rd., Suite #210
Nevada City

General information about 
the program and CASA role, 
with Judge Candace Heidelberger
February 10, 5:30 – 7:00 p.m..
200 Providence Mine Rd., Suite #210
Nevada City

TBA, 1:00 p.m.
Nevada County Superior Court

For more information, and/or an application to the program, contact:

Melinda Douros, Program Manager

melinda@caofnc.org, (530) 265-9550 ext. 222 

 Child Advocates of Nevada County
200 Providence Mine Road, Suite 210     Nevada City, CA  95959     (530) 265-9550