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What is CASA?

Court Appointed Special Advocates® (CASAs) are community volunteers, just like you, who speak up for abused and/or neglected children.

Our CASA program belongs to a network of nearly 950 community-based programs that recruit, train and support citizen-volunteers to advocate for the best interests of abused and/or neglected children in courtrooms and communities.

  • Children in care in Washoe County on an average day 2021
    Children in care in Washoe County on an average day 2021

    752

  • Children served by CASA volunteers in 2021
    Children served by CASA volunteers in 2021

    121

  • Estimated volunteer hours in 2021 (in-kind value over $50K)
    Estimated volunteer hours in 2021 (in-kind value over $50K)

    2040

  • You can be the ONE we need!
    You can be the ONE we need!

    1


News & Notes

Former Padres All-Star Infielder to Spark Conversation around Foster Care in Voices for Children’s “Real Word Panel”

Former Padres All-Star Infielder

Former San Diego Padres infielder and Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) Mark Loretta will join Voices for Children on June 28 for its Real Word Speakers Panel, a signature speaking series exploring life in the foster care system. For this special edition, Loretta and the panelists will share their personal stories and provide perspectives on how the CASA program transforms the lives of youth in foster care.

Loretta will share his personal experience being part of the CASA program and how the local community can advocate and support local youth in foster care by becoming a CASA volunteer. Following his remarks, Voices for Children's Chief Program Officer, Stephen Moore, will lead the conversation with a panel of young men who will share their eye-opening and inspiring stories of life in and after foster care. The free virtual event will be held Tuesday, June 28, at 6 p.m. PT via Zoom.

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