SACRAMENTO — Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) for Stanislaus County was honored as Nonprofit of the Year for the 12th Assembly District on Wednesday. The group was honored by Assemblymember Kristin Olsen, of Riverbank, during the celebration of California Nonprofits Day in Sacramento.
“There is no work more rewarding than ensuring that children have the tools and support they need to succeed in school and in life,” Olsen said. “CASA provides a guiding light to children who need it the most, and I am honored to have this opportunity to recognize their work today.”
CASA of Stanislaus County has a team of more than 60 volunteers that are trained to serve hundreds of abused, abandoned, and neglected Stanislaus County children each year in the court system. The volunteers are supervised by the staff and overseen by a board of directors. They provide every child received through the court system with personalized advocacy and support.
“We are humbled by this recognition of our program,” said Steve Ashman, Executive Director of CASA Stanislaus. “We are especially thrilled that Assemblymember Olsen, who has been a long-time champion for our program, sees the value in serving those children who are our most vulnerable.”