New court advocates assist foster youth |

New court advocates assist foster youth

A group of 10 CASA trainees were sworn in as Officers of the Court on Oct. 16. These new CASAs will join about 50 other Court Appointed Special Advocates who, through Child Advocates of Nevada County, are screened, trained, and supported to work as volunteers with children in the foster care system.

A CASA assists the court by regularly visiting a foster child, gathering information about the child’s situation and needs and supporting the child throughout the court process until the child is settled in a loving and permanent home.

CASAs prepare for their work with an extensive background check and a 35 hour training along with ongoing education and supervision. For more information on becoming a CASA, contact Melinda Douros at Child Advocates of Nevada County at 530-265-9550 ext 222, or visit

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