Become a Court Appointed Special Advocate through CASA of Mendocino County. CASA of Mendocino County is a non-profit organization that trains and supports community members to serve as volunteer advocates for children in the foster care system. CASA volunteers work with a child, gathering information and making recommendations to the dependency court about how to serve the child’s best interests.
CASA volunteers visit the child with whom they are paired, interact with professionals, investigate issues that the court has identified as needing further inquiry, and make recommendations to the court. Volunteers focus on educational needs, permanent placement, medical treatment, and other resources necessary for a successful future.