March 22, 2018
Julia Johnson presented the work that Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) does for abused, neglected, and at-risk children in El Dorado County. CASA Volunteers are one of the only consistent people in a child’s life and although challenging, it is an extremely rewarding opportunity. She emphasized that the behaviors of a child are not representative of the child, they are purely a reaction to something. That sentence alone beautifully sums up what it means to be a CASA volunteer- to see through unflattering choices and understand the WHY behind them, and to determine the best and longest standing placement for a child in foster care, as well as instill the value of resilience in the child.