Date

5-2019

Document Type

Capstone Project (Open Access)

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)

Department

Health and Human Services

Major

Collaborative Health and Human Services

Abstract

CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) of Monterey County is an organization that allows volunteers to advocate for the best interest of foster youth who have been abused and/or neglected. CASA advocates are required to turn in an activity log every month in order to inform their advocate supervisor about progress they have made with their youth, and provide information regarding their case. By not turning in an activity log, advocate supervisors do not have updated information on the youth case. It is important to be involved in the youth life that one is assigned, in order to support them through their difficult time of being separated from their families. Getting feedback from advocates through a survey on what they like and do not like about the current activity logs, will allow for growth in the organization. Implementing a new template may raise the percentage of monthly reports being turned in. Agencies in other counties will be able to exchange information, and brainstorm ideas on what will increase monthly advocate participation.

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