Founded in 1987, CalCASA’s mission is to ensure children in the
foster care system have both a voice and the services they need for a stable
future. CalCASA achieves this mission by strengthening California’s network of
local CASA programs:
As a capacity builder: supporting CASA programs through legal,
operational and programmatic technical assistance; developing quality training,
curriculum and resources; identifying best practices to share and replicate;
and evaluating CASA program compliance and ensuring alignment with state and
national standards and legislation.
As an advocate: advocating at the state and national level for
progressive policies, practices, and resources that improve the lives of
children, youth and young adults in the dependency system.
As an alliance builder: identifying and pursuing valuable strategic
alliances that leverage and/or expand resources for children in foster care
As an influence builder: amplifying the communications of the CalCASA
network members; serving as a spokesperson for the network and advancing CASA
awareness and branding.