Court Appointment Special Advocates (CASA) of San Luis Obispo County has been serving foster youth in San Luis Obispo County for over 25 years. They advocate for the best interest of children who have been removed from their parents because of abuse or neglect. At any given time, there can be up to 500 foster youth under the jurisdiction of the juvenile court, and CASA has dedicated, caring volunteers working with at least half of these children to be a consistent presence in their life and advocating for the best interests of these abused and neglected children within the court system. That leaves more than 200 children still waiting for help from CASA.
How can the community help these fill this need? How can you too become an advocate volunteer? What are the obligations of CASA volunteers?
Join Kris Kington Barker as she speaks with guests with Court Appointment Special Advocates (CASA) of San Luis Obispo County: program director Katie Robinson and resource development director Cathy Orton, as they discuss the need for community volunteers to step up and advocate for the foster youth in our community.
Broadcast date: 2/13/20
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