What is CASCWA?

California Association of Supervisors of Child Welfare and Attendance is an organization comprised of school and community professionals who are dedicated to improving school climate, safety, and increasing school attendance.


We create a network of professional support, mentors and educators, and we influence relevant legislation and advocate for the needs of students, families, and schools. 

​Our organization includes four regional sections of California:
  • Bay Section 
  • Delta-Sierra Section 
  • San Joaquin Section 
  • Southern Section

Our Mission

CASCWA is an organization comprised of school and community professionals who are dedicated to improving school climate, safety, and increasing school attendance. We create a network of professional support, mentors and educators, and we influence relevant legislation and advocate for the needs of students, families, and schools.
 

Our association is made up of four regional sections in California:
 Bay SectionDelta-Sierra SectionSan Joaquin Section, and Southern Section.

  • One

    Providing a means for the dissemination of innovative, creative, and constructive ideas concerning the development of youth in relation to their school, home and community; including the periodic publication and distribution of a Statewide Newsletter, known as the Intercom.

  • Two

    Maintaining high standards for the training and 
    certification of Supervisors of Child Welfare and 
    Attendance.

  • Three

    Encouraging programs for guidance and counseling of the in-school and out-of-school youth until they have reached a period of adjustment.

  • Four

    Advocating and assisting in the development and maintenance of adequate records of the school, community, and home life of youth.

  • Five

    Influencing relevant legislation for the needs of youth, families, and schools.

Our History

The California Association of Supervisors Child Welfare and Attendance (CASCWA) was established in 1936 to promote the work of Child Welfare and Attendance/Student Services, and to raise the professional level of workers in this field throughout the State of California, by:

There are several sources of information on the history of CASCWA. There is a listing of all Past State Presidents. In addition, the Delta Sierra Section have put together a Project Preservation video for the 2013 CASCWA State Conference held at the Hyatt in Sacramento, CA.  Much of the history of CASCWA is preserved through the past editions of our newsletter, the Intercom.

Click below to review past editions of our newsletter:

The Faces Behind CASCWA

Evelyn Ocasio
CASCWA President

Director Alternative Ed.
Hayward Unified USD

eocasio@husd.k12.ca.us  

Brian Chandler
Past State President

Ceres USD

bchandler@ceres.k12.ca.us

Andrew Kevy
Bay Section
President

Principal, Hayward USD

akevy@husd.k12.ca.us

Melissa Parrett
Delta Sierra Section President

Superintendent
Nevada County
Superintendent of Schools

mparrett@nevco.org 

Our Chapters

Bay

Section

San Joaquin Section

Southern

Section

Delta-Sierra Section

Dr. Kevin Torosian
San Joaquin Section
President

Central Unified
School District ktorosian@centralusd.k12.ca.us

Rick Riegel

Southern Section
President

Placentia-Yorba Linda USD

rriegel@pylusd.org  

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