At any given time, there are about 500 children in the Santa Clara County foster care system.
Every one of these children has experienced trauma in the form of abuse, neglect and/or abandonment.
Every one of these children deserves to have a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) Volunteer.
You can have an impact
Meet Our Advocates: Jim Niederjohn
We’re proud to spotlight CASA Jim Niederjohn for his dedication to SHOWING UP for foster youth and, in particular, youth involved in both the Juvenile Justice and Juvenile Dependency Court Systems, also known as dually involved youth (DIY).Read full story
Building a Foundation of Support
Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) Marcee uses her background in early childhood education to SHOW UP for Raymundo, Feliza and their family.Read full story
Santa Clara County Holds 17th Annual Adoption Day Celebration
Santa Clara County Superior Court celebrates Adoption Day by closing the cases of 23 children, officially moving them out of foster care and into permanent, loving homes.Read full story
Serinity’s Story: Homeward Bound
Serinity is a former foster youth who first entered the dependency court system over a decade ago. This is a full account of her experience—written in her own words, captured with real photos and fully encapsulated in a poem she wrote while in foster care.Read full story
Meet Our Advocates: Rob Ortega
This Hispanic Heritage Month, we’re celebrating CASA Volunteer Rob Ortega and sharing how his heritage and understanding of Hispanic culture have allowed him to deepen his connections with his foster youth.Read full story
Meet Our Advocates: Kristin Taylor
Kristin Taylor’s professional background uniquely informs her ability to support her youth academically and socially, and this month we’re doing a deep dive into her advocacy journey.Read full story
Meet Our Advocates: Anuja Burns
A chance encounter changed Anuja Burns’ life when a candidate she was interviewing mentioned being a CASA. Now we’re shining the spotlight on her and sharing how tenacity, resourcefulness and leading with joy contribute to her work SHOWING UP for foster youth.Read full story
Santa Clara County Celebrates 12th Annual Reunification Day
Santa Clara County hosts its first in-person Reunification Day Celebration in three years, honoring five families who overcame immense challenges to successfully achieve reunification.Read full story
Meet Our Advocates: Ehi Oiyemhonlan
In honor of Foster Care Awareness Month, we are featuring Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) Volunteer, Ehi Oiyemhonlan, for his exceptional work SHOWING UP for foster youth.Read full story
Achieving Milestones Through Advocacy
Court Appointed Special Advocate Volunteer, Letty, goes above and beyond to advocate for 4 year old, Olivia.Read full story
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