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


"Covid-19 Aware" Training  Jan. 25 – Feb. 24 

Mondays and Wednesdays, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.

200 Providence Mine Rd., Suite #210

Nevada City

For more information about applying to be

a CASA, contact:

Melinda Douros, Program Manager

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