Court Appointed Special Advocates 

Become A CASA Volunteer

Volunteers spend time with children, monitor needed services, and provide child-focused recommendations to the court based on the best interest of the children they serve. The CASA advocate offers support, guidance, and friendship in a consistent, caring and non-judgmental relationship. New volunteers are given comprehensive training to prepare them for the types of issues and situations that might arise during their work with their assigned child. We are always looking for more volunteers so that we can serve a greater number of deserving children. Volunteering as a CASA offers the chance to make a tremendous difference in these children's lives.



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For more information regarding the CASA program,  please contact Fera at (209) 257-1980 x 108  or email



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Working with Children - A Life Altering Experience


A Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) is a trained volunteer appointed by a judicial

officer to provide advocacy for a child who is under the jurisdiction of the Court due to abuse

or neglect. The CASA serves as the "eyes and ears" of the judge for children in foster care.

Services are made possible through funding provided by the Judicial Council of California, First 5 Calaveras, the United States Department of Justice, Victims of Crime Act, 2017-VA-GX-0084, American River Bank, local organizations, fundraising, and community donations.


Nexus Youth & Family Services is a non-profit human services organization located in Amador County, California. The mission of Nexus is to serve members of the community through innovative programs, collaborative partnerships, and the provision of educational and therapeutic services.


Nexus Youth & Family Services

601 Court St, Suite 210

Jackson, CA 95642

T: 209-257-1980

F: 209-257-1989

EIN 81-2309847

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Nexus is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 
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