To be the bridge between the most vulnerable in our community
and caring volunteers who make a difference.
Healthy and happy kids in safe and thriving families.
OUR LIFE CHANGING PROGRAMS:
COURT APPOINTED SPECIAL ADVOCATES (CASA) volunteers are appointed by a judge to advocate for foster children in court. The CASA volunteer’s role is to both advocate for and mentor the child. CASAs are often called the “eyes and ears of the court, and the voice of the child” in juvenile court proceedings.
BE BOLD partners at-risk youth with a specially trained CASA they can trust, learn with, and grow alongside. Youth and their partners meet weekly for fun, skill-building activities and come together once a month with a group of their peers to support one another and create their own community.
LEVEL UP youth program works alongside youth to develop meaningful and trusting relationships, engage in positive, prosocial activities, and help youth connect to restorative justice/community service opportunities.
K9s 4 Kids gives children who are experiencing trauma a chance to love and be loved by a polite, well behaved and well socialized dog. A dog can help facilitate an appropriate emotional connection for youth who have a hard time connecting with others.
Family Mentors are CASAs with additional training to support at-risk parents who are either striving to reunify with their children, are recovering from substance use disorder or domestic violence, or are just struggling to hold their families together.
Prosper Placer serves families who live at or below the poverty level and are motivated to make lasting changes in their lives. Prosper Placer brings together volunteers and parents in group settings to develop an intentional community of support, where volunteers help parents by sharing their knowledge, connections, and friendship.
Although originally Child Advocates of Placer County (CAPC) focused on providing CASA volunteers to foster children and mentors to at-risk youth, over time we realized that in order to truly address the needs of children, we must also take into account the needs of the parents. As a result, we added Family Services to include our Family Mentor and Prosper Placer programs, as well as Parent Empowerment and Kinship Support groups. Through a "Whole Family Approach", we are working to break generational cycles of abuse, neglect, and poverty to build a better community and a better future.
Learn more at CASAPLACER.ORG.
Child Advocates of Placer County is a 501(c)(3) non-profit.