Voices for Children transforms the lives of abused, abandoned, or neglected children by providing them with trained, volunteer Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASAs).
Voices for Children believes that every child deserves a safe and permanent home and, to that end, will provide a trained CASA volunteer to every abused, abandoned, or neglected child who needs one, and advocate to improve the lives of children in the foster care system.
- We provide the highest level training, supervision, and continuing education for volunteers in San Diego County and Riverside County who advocate for the best interests of foster children and provide vital information to judges;
- We annually review and monitor the case files of every child in foster care in San Diego County;
- We increase public awareness about the foster care system; and
- We advocate for legal policies and practices that enhance the quality of life for foster children.
Organizational Core Values
- We cherish children and put them first, always.
- We are grateful for our selfless and dedicated volunteers.
- We work hard and stay humble.
- We believe in the difference we can make by doing our job well.
- We set high standards for ourselves and constantly strive to improve.
Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Voices for Children (VFC) is an inclusive organization whose staff and volunteers value, represent, and serve individuals of diverse backgrounds, identities, cultures, and abilities. We embrace the guiding principle that all children should be safe, have a permanent home, and have an opportunity to thrive. In order to provide high quality advocacy and serve the best of interests of children, we are similarly committed to advancing a diverse and inclusive environment for our volunteers and staff. We expect that VFC staff and volunteers hold themselves to these standards.
To that end, Voices for Children will administer its policies, practices, and services without discrimination against the children we serve, our volunteers, or our staff on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, medical condition, marital status, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, genetic information, veteran status, caregiver status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws. We celebrate and value our differences and are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment. Inclusivity and equity are essential components of the advocacy for and protection of the children and families we serve.