Help change a child's story . . .
Contact us at: (530) 283-2227 or 283-5515
Quincy Office Hours: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays,
and Fridays 9 am - 5 pm
Portola Office Hours: Thursdays and Fridays 8 am - 4 pm
A CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) is a specially screened and trained volunteer appointed by a judge to advocate for the best interests of an abused, neglected or abandoned child.
The Impact of Foster Care:
Plumas CASA Mission Statement:
Plumas CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) gives children who are dependents of the Court a needed voice in the judicial process by providing specially selected and trained volunteers who advocate for the children to have safe, stable placements, mental and emotional health, appropriate educational services and healthy family connections.
FACTS ABOUT CASA:
Plumas CASA has been serving children since 2001.
There are approximately 70 children placed in Foster Care in Plumas County at any given time.
Children are placed in all regions of Plumas County.
Plumas CASA is funded by the CA Office of Emergency Services, CA Administrative Office of the Courts, various grants, and by the generous contributions of individual donors.
CASA volunteers are required to complete 30+ hours of training with National CASA Association curriculum and 12 hours of continuing education each year.
CASA volunteers are age 21 or older and must be able to pass criminal background checks.
WHAT DOES A VOLUNTEER DO?
Develops and maintains a relationship with the child, providing trust, stability and consistency.
Talks with the child, family members, case managers, school officials, foster parents, treatment providers, attorneys and others knowledgeable about the child’s history and the facts of the case.
Submits a written report to the court with an assessment and recommendations about the child’s placement, progress, problems, educational status and unmet service needs, based on the CASA’s observations.
Attends court hearings and is prepared to answer questions from the judge.
Attends meetings (e.g. with CPS, school IEPs, etc.) regarding the child’s progress and participates in case planning.
Our Staff (and friends) at CASA Conference in Atlanta, GA June 2019
CASA booth at Plumas Sierra County Fair 2019