About CASA of Santa Barbara County
Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Santa Barbara County is a local nonprofit that recruits, trains, and supports community volunteers to serve as advocates for children who have experienced abuse or neglect throughout Santa Barbara County. We believe every child deserves a voice.
When a child is removed from their home due to abuse or neglect, they enter a confusing world of court proceedings and competing interests they have a lawyer, but that lawyer may have hundreds of other cases to deal with. The childs social worker, likewise, has a full caseload and may only see the child once a month. The judge gets to know the case but sees the child infrequently, and in a courtroom setting.