Child Advocates of Placer County

Reviewed by the Sacramento Region Community Foundation

$33,373 raised

95% complete

$35,000 Goal


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.


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.


Our mission is to be the bridge between the most vulnerable in our community and volunteers who make a difference.


1. We need mature, consistent adults (age 21+) to volunteer as:

- Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASAs) to children in foster care.

- Mentors for at-risk youth, and youth who are navigating the juvenile probation system.

- Family Mentors to partner with parents who are learning to build safe homes for their children.

- Prosper Placer Allies to come alongside families who are motived and ready to overcome economic barriers and escape poverty.

2. We need generous financial partners to ensure our ability to:

- Recruit, train, and thoroughly equip enough volunteers to advocate for every child in foster care.

- Provide meaningful, long-term mentorship to at-risk youth.

- Serve struggling families as they work to build safe, stable homes where their children can thrive.

- Provide extracurricular/enrichment opportunities for foster children and at-risk youth who lack resources to enjoy normal childhood activities, including sports, theater, arts, summer camp, drivers training, and special events, like birthday parties and high school dances.

3. We need Board Members with strong community ties and a desire to create lasting change.

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Organization Data


Organization name

Child Advocates of Placer County

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Tax id (EIN)


Mission Category

Human Services

Operating Budget

$500,001-$1 million

Organization Need

Volunteers, Board Members, Funding: Program, Funding: Unrestricted, Funding: Other

Demographics Served

Youth & Children, Hispanic/Latino/Latina/Latinx, Low-income individuals/families

Counties Served



1430 Blue Oaks Blvd Suite 260
Roseville, CA 95747

Service areas

Placer County, CA, US



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