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Our mission CASA of Los Angeles mobilizes community volunteers to advocate for children who have experienced abuse and neglect.
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CASA of Los Angeles

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Prospective CASA Volunteer

We are continuing to actively recruit new CASA volunteers. If you are interested in becoming a CASA volunteer, please watch our online information session and submit your online application. In-person interviews will be conducted over Zoom for the time being. CASA pre-service training classes will resume once the current restrictions on public activities are relaxed, although we are working on conducting training virtually as well. See full description
  • Adults (18+), 55+
  • Ongoing
  • Anytime, Weekdays
  • Individuals
  • Virtual, Indoor, Project-based

Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA)

A CASA is a trained, dedicated and caring community volunteer, who is assigned to work one-on-one with a child in the foster care system. CASA volunteers are sworn in by a dependency court judge to advocate for what is in the child’s best interest. CASA volunteers make recommendations to the court regarding how the system and community can best serve and support the child. In collaboration with others in the child’s life, volunteers are instrumental in facilitating access to the material, educational, and physical and mental health services necessary for each child to flourish.
  • Weekly, Monthly
  • 21+, 55+
  • Individuals
  • Indoor
  • Formal
  • Weekdays, Evenings, Weekends
Items we need now

Items Needed

Our CASA children have recently asked for the following items:
  • Heaters
  • Laptops
  • Mp3 music players
  • Young-adult novels
  • Hoodies for teens
  • General toiletries (make-up & nail polish, nice lotions, Axe body spray, etc.)
  • Sports equipment
  • Art supplies
  • Legos
  • Gift Certificates for activities (nail salons, dance lessons, gym memberships)
  • Manga-type comic books and anime stuff (like Yo-Kai Cards, Pokémon, etc.)
To donate these items, please contact Kelly Lozo at [email protected] or 323.859.2888 x6353.
  • Item Collection
How you help CASA makes the crucial connection—one caring adult to one child in need—that can be the turning point in a life that has been disrupted. The volunteers get to know the children and their circumstances, show them that someone cares, advocate for their best interests, encourage them to grow to their fullest potential, and become involved in key issues in their life, especially permanent placement, and school, health, and mental health issues.
About us CASA’s vision is a Los Angeles in which every child in the child welfare system has an advocate and the opportunity to thrive. Nowhere in the nation is the problem greater than in Los Angeles County, where 30,000 children who have been abused or neglected are under the jurisdiction of the Dependency Court. One-third of these children are age 0-5; infants and toddlers are the fastest growing group of abused children. CASA/LA provided one-on-one advocacy to 1,124 children in FY2018, in addition to 3,276 children with day-of-court assistance through Shelter Care. CASA/LA alleviates the feelings of abandonment and alienation that scar these young lives by harnessing the compassion and generosity of caring adults who can and do have an enormous impact on the development of the child at all ages.
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