Child Advocates of Silicon Valley


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Services & Impact

At Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, we serve foster children aged birth to 21 years old who are placed in the Santa Clara County Dependency Court System (commonly referred to as foster care) for having experienced abuse, neglect and/or abandonment.

At any given time, there are about 1,000 children in the Santa Clara County foster care system.

Every one of these children has experienced trauma in the form of abuse, neglect and/or abandonment. Every one of these children should have the opportunity to overcome the effects of trauma and thrive.

We serve foster children in Silicon Valley by:

  • operating the Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) program in Santa Clara County;
  • influencing local policies and decisions that affect the children we serve;
  • building enduring community partnerships to broaden and strengthen our impact.

We recruit, train and support CASA Volunteers, who are appointed by a judge to be a mentor, advocate and voice for a child in foster care. CASA Volunteers have the ability to help a child in foster care overcome the effects of having experienced abuse, neglect and/or abandonment, completely altering the life trajectory of a child.

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