Child Advocates of Placer County (Auburn, CA)


  • Name:Mr. Don Kleinfelder
  • Title:Executive Director

Organization Address

  • Organization Name:Child Advocates of Placer County
  • Address:11641 Blocker Drive, Suite 220
    Auburn, CA 65603
    United States

Organization Phone

  • Main phone:5308871006
  • Main fax:5308879380

Organization Web

User Phone

  • Direct phone:5308871006
  • Other fax:5308879380

User Email


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  • Mission:
  • The mission of Child Advocates of Placer County is to connect foster youth, at-risk youth and young adults with well-trained and caring adult volunteer mentors and Court Appointed Special Advocates.

    We help foster youth, at-risk youth and young adults build resiliency, self-confidence and academic achievement, and help them avoid the juvenile justice system, teen pregnancy, and drug or alcohol use by connecting them with well-trained, caring and reliable adult volunteers. We do this through two programs: Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Placer County, which focuses on foster youth, and Adult to Youth Mentors (A2Y), which focuses on children at-risk of entering the juvenile justice or child welfare systems, and transition-age former foster youth (up to age 22).

    CASA volunteers are sworn Officers of the Court, and as such, meet weekly with their assigned foster youth, conduct interviews with all associated parties (parents, social workers, teachers, etc.), review court documents, and then (with our assistance) develop court reports stating the child’s situation, the child’s wishes, and recommendations as to what court actions are in the child’s best interests. CASAs also provide the child with a consistent, caring and reliable role model/mentor.

    Our A2Y Mentors work one-on-one with at-risk youth, focusing on reducing juvenile arrest rates and drug/alcohol abuse, and increasing educational success, grade promotions and high school graduations. This “upstream” approach serves youth before they enter the child welfare or juvenile justice systems. The mentors also work with former foster youth who have aged out of the system without family supports, and help them make the transition into successful adulthood.

    Our program is unique in that our volunteers are trained as both CASAs and mentors. As a result, a volunteer can switch between the roles of mentor and CASA for a youth as that youth’s life situation changes. In this way the same adult builds a long-term relationship with the youth.

    These programs also provide working and retired adults with a substantially meaningful opportunity to give back to and make a true difference in their community. We currently have 210 trained volunteers working with our youth and young adults, and over 600 more community members have contacted us with an interest in becoming volunteers with our program. Our limiting factors are 1) our ability to train only 25 individuals at a time through our quarterly 30-hour training classes, and 2) our requirement of limiting a Case Supervisor to a caseload of under 50 volunteers. This grant request would help fund our Case Supervisor positions.

  • History:
  • In 1977 a Seattle juvenile court judge, concerned about making drastic decisions with insufficient information, conceived the idea of citizen volunteers speaking up for the best interests of abused and neglected children in the courtroom. From that first program has grown a nation-wide network of more than 950 Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) programs with over 75,000 volunteers in 49 states.

    Child Advocates of Placer County was incorporated in California and received its non-profit status in 2004, with the primary purpose of administering the CASA program for the Placer County Dependency Court. Over the last several years we have grown dramatically, from providing CASA volunteers to 20 foster youth in 2005-06, to serving 239 foster youth in 2010-11.

    Our success in expanding our program and serving youth has not gone unnoticed in our county, and in 2010 the Placer County Office of Education awarded us a two-year grant to launch a mentoring program for at-risk youth, which we call Adult-to-Youth (A2Y) Mentors. Within A2Y we assign adult mentors to youth who are at-risk of entering either the juvenile justice or dependency systems, and to former foster youth who have aged out of the child welfare system without familial support (up to age 22 years-old). Since March 2010 this program has served 81 at-risk youth and former foster youth.

    The success of A2Y lead Placer First 5 to grant us a 2+ year grant to provide adult mentors to parents who have a young child in the child welfare system, with the goal of teaching these parents better life skills prior to reunifying with their child. With this funding we launched a “Family Mentor” program in January 2011, which currently serves seven families. This program was so well received by our county that social workers and court attorneys have asked us to expand it to families with older children in foster care and families who are not yet involved with the child welfare system, but are at-risk of having their children removed.

    Lastly, the Placer County Probation Department recently asked us to partner with them to pilot a Volunteers in Probation program that would match our volunteers with young (18 – 25) non-violent, low-level parolees, with the intent of moving them into successful adulthood. A pilot program is currently being designed, with seven of our seasoned volunteers interested in working with this population.

  • Year established:2004
  • Endowment:Unknown


  • Executive / Trustee board size:11
  • Advisory board size:25
  • Staff size:6

Board and Executive Names

  • Board Members / Trustees:
  • Diana Nyman – Board Chair
    Senior Packaging Engineer, The Gillette Company (retired)

    Kenneth McGuire – Vice Chair
    Chief Executive Officer, Horizon West HealthCare, Inc. (retired)

    Michael Nickey – Secretary
    Senior Manager, Hewlett Packard (retired)

    Josh Price, CPA – Treasurer
    Manager, GALLINA LLP

    Patricia Burgess
    General Counsel, US HealthWorks, Inc. (retired)

    Rachel Eaton
    Financial Advisor, Wells Fargo Investments

    Mary Flores
    Vice President of Operations – PRIDE Industries

    Roxanna Friedrich
    Director of Client Advisory Services, Merrill Corporation

    Dennis Loo
    Assistant Vice President - Business Deposit Consultant, Wells Fargo Bank

    Dr. Renee Regacho-Anaclerio
    Associate Superintendent, Educational Services, Placer County Office of Education

    Kim Tucker
    Director of Non-Profit Development Division, 3Fold Communications

    Steven Weiler
    Vice President, Kaiser Permanente

  • Executive Director / President:
  • Don Kleinfelder - Executive Director

Staff Names

  • Key Staff:
  • Kathryn Hart - Program Manager
    Lori Nichols - Development Director


  • Organization type:Grantseeker
  • Country of registration:United States
  • Tax Determination Letter:Received Determination Letter
  • IRS Section:501(c)(3)
  • IRS Subsection:509(a)(1)
  • Tax ID:77-0620948

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IRS Business Master File Information

  • EIN:770620948
  • Sort (Secondary) Name:
  • Care Of Name:% SALLY WHITE
  • Organization Address:3715 ATHERTON RD STE 1
  • Organization City:ROCKLIN
  • Organization State:CA
  • Organization Zip:95765-3722
  • Group Exemption Number:0000
  • Subsection Code:03
  • Classification Code(s):1, 2
  • Subsection/Classification Desc.:Charitable Organization, Educational Organization
  • Affiliation Code:3
  • Ruling Date:March, 2004
  • Deductibility Code:1
  • Foundation Code:15
  • Foundation Code Desc.:Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public 170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
  • Activity Code(s):
  • Activity Code Desc.(s):
  • Organization Code:1 (Corporation)
  • Exempt Org. Status Code:01 (Unconditional Exemption)
  • Tax Period:June, 2016
  • Filing Requirement Category:01 (990 (all other) or 990EZ return)
  • Accounting Period:June
  • NTEE Code:P30
  • Asset Amount:$348,449
  • Asset Code:4 ($100,000 - $499,999)
  • Income Amount:$660,835
  • Income Code:5 ($500,000 - $999,999)
  • 990 Revenue Amount:$626,872
  • Last Updated:2/21/2018 4:57:04 pm

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