CASA – Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Ventura County believes that every court-dependent abused or neglected child should be safe, have permanence and the opportunity to thrive, and have a strong, compassionate volunteer Advocate. CASA recruits, screens, trains, supervises and supports volunteers who advocate for foster children appointed by the Juvenile Dependency Court to the CASA program. In the child’s eyes, the Advocate is the person who can be counted on to respond to those most basic needs for reassurance, guidance, comfort, representation, and advocacy in times of extreme uncertainty.