- To reduce the trauma of children in the Juvenile Court dependency system by matching a child with a trained CASA volunteer who will offer support through a long-term, consistent relationship. The volunteer will explore and recommend resource options available to the child and offer the child guidance in understanding and dealing with the complex, unfamiliar court and child welfare systems.
- To advocate vigorously for the rights of abused and neglected children in Sonoma County ensuring, that all “reasonable efforts” have been made for a child at every stage of the court dependency process.
- To improve the quality of information presented to the Juvenile Court, on behalf of the child, by gathering relevant information and making appropriate case recommendations documented in a written court report that informs the court of the childs adjustment and state of mind.
- To develop and implement a sound program management plan with a comprehensive strategy for the recruitment, retention, supervision, and training of a competent volunteer corps that is ethnically, racially, and linguistically representative of the population to be served.