The mission of the SFCASA Program is to train community volunteers to serve as officers of the court to advocate for the best interests of abused and neglected children in the foster care system.
Our vision is that every child has a safe, loving home and is given the opportunity to thrive.
SFCASA is the only volunteer program in San Francisco that empowers everyday citizens to become officers of the court to serve as advocates and mentors to abused and neglected children in foster care. In an overburdened and under-funded social welfare system, foster children can slip through the cracks without caring and consistent adults to speak up on their behalf. SFCASA volunteers change that. They provide judges with the crucial information needed to make sound decisions that affect the lives of foster children.
Volunteers help these children by:
- Advocating for safe, permanent, and nurturing homes
- Addressing their educational, healthcare, and other urgent needs
- Helping them to develop permanent connections in the community
All volunteers are screened, trained and supervised by professional SFCASA staff. We serve cases referred to us by Unified Family Court, Human Services Agency, or children’s attorneys.
SFCASA is an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. It is one of more than 900 affiliate agencies of the National CASA Association. SFCASA operates under the authority of, and according to guidelines established by, the Judicial Council of California and local rules of court.
The information above can be found on the official website of San Francisco CASA Program – Court Appointed Special Advocates. For more details about the organization and to find out how you can volunteer, please visit their website: http://www.sfcasa.org