California CASA, the private, nonprofit organization overseeing 44 local Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) programs throughout the state of California, is honored that Senator Josh Newman (CA Senate District 29) put forth the senate resolution SCR 106, declaring May 2, 2022, as CASA Appreciation Day in California. This is an opportunity for state and local government, California CASA, local CASA programs, other community organizations, and the public to honor and thank the dedicated CASA volunteers who ensure children and youth in the foster care system have their voices heard every day. Along with the May 2nd proclamation, the entire month of May will be full of activities at local CASA programs to thank their volunteers and highlight the impact that they are making in the lives of the children they advocate for. All Californians are invited to find out more about the critical role a CASA volunteer plays in the lives of young people and hopefully become inspired to contribute their time and resources to support children in foster care. Throughout California, there are nearly 10,000 volunteer CASAs providing court advocacy and dedicated support to 12,947 foster children and youth.
To recognize the dedication and resilience of volunteer court advocates nationwide, the California State Legislature passed SCR 106, introduced by State Senator Josh Newman (who represents portions of Los Angeles, Orange, and San Bernardino Counties).
View the California CASA press release.