Children waiting for a CASA
CASA of San Luis Obispo County advocates for the best interests of abused and neglected children within the court system. CASA recruits, trains, and supervises volunteers who advocate for this vulnerable population with the goal of ensuring that each and every child grows up in a safe, nurturing, and permanent home.
Our Goal: ensure every child in need has a CASA volunteer by his/her side.
How We Help
Every year, many children in San Luis Obispo County are reported abused or neglected. Some of them must be removed from their homes because it isn’t safe for them to remain. Many enter foster care and wait for the complex, often lengthy process in which a judge will determine where they may safely and permanently live. During this time, they may move from one temporary home to another, never knowing what will happen next. This is where a CASA volunteer steps in.
SLO CASA's 30TH ANNIVERSARY
Click here to see our new documentary film celebrating SLO CASA’s 30th anniversary.
A CASA volunteer provides a child who is in the court system due to abuse or neglect with a caring advocate and a reliable adult who gets to know them and speaks up for them in court. These stories illustrate how CASA volunteers change lives.