CASA of SLO County FAQ
What is the CASA organization?
What is a CASA volunteer?
What Does a CASA Volunteer do?
How do I become a CASA Volunteer?
What time commitment is required?
Upon receiving “your child”, you will generally meet with him or her for about an hour a week, to do something fun like play in a park or visit the library. You will also need to meet the primary people involved in the child’s life, such as social workers, teachers, and therapists. Ultimately, you’ll create a short court report every six months (and we’ll help). The typical CASA spends about 12- 15 hours a month bonding and advocating. You’re asked to stay with a case until it closes, typically about a year. You may well be the only consistent adult in the child’s life, providing vital stability and continuity.
Who are the children CASA serves?
How many children does CASA serve?
Last year, dedicated volunteers advocated for 196 children, approximately 40% of the total number of children in the care of San Luis Obispo County courts. Securing the volunteers and funding to serve all of these children is our goal.