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EVERY CHILD NEEDS A CHAMPION

 

Every child needs someone in their corner. For children and youth facing the complex foster care system, a trusted mentor can make all the difference in the world. Alameda County Court Appointed Special Advocates (ACCASA) recruits, trains, and supports dedicated volunteers to be the constant in a child’s life — a person they can count on for compassion, guidance, advocacy, and information. The unique relationship expands the child’s world through enriching experiences and forges bonds that often last into successful adulthood.

Who We Are

 

Alameda County Court Appointed Special Advocates (ACCASA) is a member of the National CASA/GAL Association, which has helped ensure the security and wellbeing of more than two million children across the United States.

Alameda County CASA Mission

 

Established in 1987, Alameda County Court Appointed Special Advocates Program, (CASA) promotes and supports quality volunteer advocates to speak for the best interests of abused and neglected children in the dependency court system.

History of the CASA Movement

 

In 1977, a Seattle Superior Court Judge named David Soukup was concerned about trying to make decisions on behalf of abused and neglected children without enough
information.