Volunteer Satisfaction Survey Results
Upcoming Children's Activity Events
Join us for a Treasure Hunt!

Prizes for all children!

There is a playground on site as well.

Lunch, drinks and treats will be provided! 

Orcutt Community Park 

 Saturday, September 22, 2018
11:00 AM to 2:00 PM

by September 15th to tristin@sbcasa.org
Save the date!
Grab your best Halloween costume and join us for a fun afternoon of ice skating!

Ice in Paradise
Goleta, CA

Saturday, October 27, 2018
3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Invitation coming soon!

Free Passes Available!
Our Children's Activity Committee has been hard at work securing some FREE passes for you to use on outings with the child you are assigned to!
The Habit Burger Grill

Open to Advocates with Teens and Non-Minor Dependents only at this time!

We have a limited number of coupons for a FREE hamburger at The Habit (any location through the county).
The Landshark
Land & Sea Tour
We have a limited number of VIP passes for a Complimentary Amphibious Adventure Tour
All passes are first come, first served! To secure yours, email Tristin at tristin@sbcasa.org
Important Note: Communication with Attorneys
Dear Volunteers,

Effective immediately, we are changing our policy of communications, by adding contact with parents council. We know this may seem complicated, and I want to make sure that we've answered all of your questions on this.

This policy change is due to conversations we have had recently with all of our court partners. The new policy is as follows:

When CASA volunteers have an observation about the biological parent(s) of a child they are assigned to, and they feel that they need to inform childs' council of their observation, they MUST also notify parents coucil. (And they should also notify the social worker on the case).

CASA volunteers should not include parents' coucil on all regular communications, such as communications about the child, the foster or relative placements, or any other fact related to the child. However, if a CASA volunteer is reporting information about the parent of the child they serve, it is important and essential that they include parents' council, whose goal is to best serve their client.

If there is an observation about a parent, it should be reported in a fact-based, non-judgemental way to all parties - The social worker on the case, parents' coucil, and childs' council - via email. There is no need, and it is not appropriate, to engage in extended conversation with council. Observations should be clearly stated, with the concern for the child as the reason for reporting the observation.

Your advocate supervisor is ready to help you, to make sure that your communications meet the expectations of the court.

As always - thank you for the important work you are doing to make sure children are safe and cared for!

Kim Colby Davis
Executive Director
September Volunteer Meetings
Topic: Independent Living Program
Santa Barbara
Tuesday, September 11th
12:00 - 1:00 pm

CASA office
118 E. Figueroa St.
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Santa Maria
Wednesday, September 12th
12:00 -1:00 pm

Santa Maria Fire Department
314 W. Cook St.
Santa Maria, CA 93458
Wednesday, September 12th
5:30 - 6:30 pm

CASA office at the Lauchpad
1010 North H St.
Lompoc, CA 93436
Please RSVP so we can order enough lunch/snacks to serve all CASA volunteers
Continuing Education Opportunities
Teen Advocacy
Discussion Groups

 The teen advocacy discussion groups engage CASA volunteers as advocates for and advisers to foster youth ages 14 – 21. The program is built around the framework of the Fostering Connections to Success Act, to help youth identify supportive, lifelong adult connections, and to develop specific plans for their transition to becoming independent, successful adults.

Santa Barbara:
Tuesday, September 25
12:00 - 1:00 pm

Santa Maria:
Friday, September 28
12:00 - 1:00 pm

Movie: Kind Hearted Woman
In a special two-part series, acclaimed filmmaker David Sutherland creates an unforgettable portrait of Robin Charboneau, a 32-year-old divorced single mother and Oglala Sioux woman living on North Dakota's Spirit Lake Reservation. Sutherland follows Robin over three years as she struggles to raise her two children, further her education, and heal herself from the wounds of sexual abuse she suffered as a child.

Join us for our fall fundraiser
CASA at the Club
Jazzin' it up for the kids!

Refer a friend to CASA
Do you know someone who would make an excellent CASA volunteer?

Invite them to attend one of our upcoming information sessions

Santa Maria:
September 14, 2018
4:00 PM

2601 Skyway Dr. Suite A3
Santa Maria, CA 93455

September 5, 2018
5:30 PM

1010 N H St.
Lompoc, CA 93436
You can always find all planned CASA events and educations opportunities on the website: