CASA of Santa Barbara County
Civic, Political and Social Organizations
The goal of CASA of Santa Barbara County is to prevent abused, neglected, and abandoned children from becoming lost in the Juvenile Dependency system.
CASA volunteers are unique in providing information not usually available to the Court. Because of the enormous number of cases filed in Juvenile Court and dwindling resources to adequately investigate cases, judges are often compelled to make decisions based on less than complete or objective data. A CASA's objective, unbiased recommendation to support the best interest of the child is an invaluable aid to the judge. All of our volunteers complete an initial 30 hour training course, and then 12 hours of continuing education for every year they serve. Volunteers are supported by the CASA staff in their advocacy for children.
If you'd like to find out more about volunteering, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know you're interested, or call us at (805) 845-8364 ext. 2595. We look forward to hearing from you!