2006-07 Recipient - CASA - Court Appointed Special Advocates

Amount Awarded: 
$ 180,000

Community Needs : Early Childhood Development, Family Support Services

Project Title: 
Renovation of new permanent headquarters.

Our grant provided capital for moving to a new headquarters. CASA provides volunteer advocates for abused and neglected children in court and ensures their placement in safe, permanent, nurturing homes. CASA had four cubicles of shared space far from the courthouse. In September 2007, CASA moved to new headquarters behind the Superior Court offices on Figueroa, across from the courthouse, with renovation occurring soon thereafter. Our grant renovated and refurbished this new space to provide a confidential, comforting environment for CASA advocates to meet with the children before and after court. It now serves as a neutral place for children to spend quiet time with their advocates or engage in activities such as homework.

CASA Court Appointed Special Advocates: little girl with white teddy bear