The mission of CASA of Ventura County is to be a powerful voice for abused, neglected and abandoned court dependent children, through its trained, compassionate volunteers.
Miriam Mack is the Executive Director of CASA Ventura and Gerry Rubey is a volunteer advocate for CASA Ventura.
Thousands of child abuse reports are made in Ventura County each year. Many of these children enter the foster care system. Once this occurs, the dependency court judge appoints the most severely affected of these children to the CASA program.
In this interview with Our Ventura TV host, George Alger, Mack and Rubey speak about CASA Ventura as a unique non profit organization which recruits, screens and trains community volunteers to become the voices of children who find themselves in court through no fault of their own.
Ventura County CASA has existed since 1985 when a group of concerned judges, attorneys and community members felt that objective, caring, support for these children during court proceedings and out of home placement was necessary.The CASA advocate, as an officer of the court, is the eyes and ears of the court, reporting to the judge and attorneys the child’s progress and needs.
Director: Petrina Sharp
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