On November 21, 2017 Superior Court Judge Roger Chan swore in 19 new volunteer advocates to begin their journey as a CASA! These advocates completed a 40+ hour training and will soon be matched with a young person in San Francisco Foster Care. Thank you Judge Chan for your kind words of wisdom and advice!
On Thursday, September 28th SFCASA Executive Director Renee Espinoza and Board member Harry Turner hosted our first SFCASA Report webinar. The webinar detailed the progress we've made on our four-year strategic plan and 25th Anniversary Campaign, shared the touching story of Harry's time as a CASA volunteer and his relationship with Tae, his young person, and outlined the core model of the CASA program. View the recording of the video call below.
For more information on the 25th Anniversary Campaign, click here.
On Friday, August 25th, Superior Court Judge Nancy L. Davis swore in Nemo, a two year old black lab who will serve as SFCASA's new Courthouse Facility Dog. Media, attorneys, judges, and supporters were in attendance as Nemo raised his paw and became the newest member of the San Francisco CASA team. Nemo is a highly trained facility dog who will attend court proceedings to bring calm and support to children and families. Nemo was generously provided to SFCASA by Canine Companions for Independence.
On Thursday, May 25th Judge Woods swore in our most recent class of 19 new advocates! In the coming weeks this group will be matched with a foster youth and begin the journey as a CASA. Thank you to everyone who participated, especially Judge Woods for his heartfelt words to our new volunteers! Take a look at some of the photos from the event.
On Thursday, February 23rd San Francisco Superior Court Judge Nancy Davis swore in a class of 31 advocates who are now ready to match with a child and begin the journey of a CASA volunteer. This most recent class brings our total of new advocates trained and sworn in to 96 for the program year, well on our way to surpass our goal of 109! With these new advocates, we know we'll also exceed our goal of serving 280 youth this year.
Our group of advocates has a wide range of professional experience, including a nurse, physical therapist, attorney, and financial analyst. They have completed 40 hours of training and will be matching with their youth in the coming weeks. We are especially excited to welcome 11 men in this new class, an SFCASA record! Take a look at some of the photos from last night's event: