May 20th 2023
CASAs are a volunteer voice for abused and neglected children in the dependency system. Events like this allow us to continue this program in Lassen County.
May 28th 2022
The CASA Appreciation Gala Night is a fundraiser dinner, silent auction, awards presentation, and more. This event supports the children of the CASA Program at Lassen Family Services!
Walk A Mile
April 30th 2022
Our mile-long color walk is to support
survivors of sexual assault and child abuse!
The purpose of this event is to inform the community of the prevalence of these crimes and provide information on the support services offered in Lassen County. Lassen Family Services hosts “Walk A Mile” annually at the end of National Crime Victims’ Rights Week (NCVRW). The motto of the 2022 NCVRW was
“Rights, access, equity, for all victims.”
April 27th 2022
Join us in solidarity & support survivors of sexual assault! There is no excuse and never an invitation to rape.
The Denim Day story begins in Italy in 1992, when an 18-year old girl was raped by the 45-year old driving instructor who was taking her to her very first driving lesson. He took her to an isolated road, pulled her out of the car, removed her jeans and forcefully raped her.
She reports the rape and the perpetrator is arrested and prosecuted. He is then convicted of rape and sentenced to jail. Years later, he appealed the conviction claiming that they had consensual sex. The Italian Supreme Court overturned the conviction and the perpetrator was released. A statement from the Court argued that because the victim was wearing very tight jeans, she had to help him remove them, and by removing the jeans it was not rape but consensual sex. This became known throughout Italy as the “jeans alibi.”
Enraged by the verdict, the women in the Italian Parliament launched a protest wearing jeans on the steps of the Supreme Court. This protest was picked up by international media which inspired the California Senate and Assembly to do the same on the steps of the Capitol in Sacramento. Patti Occhiuzzo Giggans, Executive Director of Peace Over Violence, saw this in the media and thought everyone should be wearing jeans to protest all of the myths about why women and girls are raped,
Self Defense Class
April 9th 2022
During this event, particapants learned basic moves in order to defend themselves from an attacker. In times of danger, it's important to have the proper skills to protect yourself.
This was a perfect opportunity for those that have always wanted to learn the skills but didn't know where to start or were nervous about their environment.
April 2nd 2022
"Stand Up Against Child Abuse!" was a family friendly event to create positive interactions with emergency personnel while particapants enjoyed games, activities, and food!
Hobby Craft Fair
December 10th 2021
California Correctional Center and the fire camps created beautiful items for auction. The reindeer were created by Ishi Conservation Camp and the coffee table and BBQ pit were created by Intermountain Camp.
Dancing for a Brand New Me
October 22nd & 23rd 2021
Lassen Family Services' Dancing For A Brand New Me is a fundraising and awareness event recognizing domestic violence, specifically in our community.
The proceeds from this event allowed us to provide services like emergency shelter to victims of domestic violence within Lassen County.
Superhero Fun Run
October 9th 2021
Participants wore their favorite superhero or villain costume and choose between the 5k run or the 1-mile walk.
All proceeds from this event went to the CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) Program to help neglected and abused children.
August 23rd-27th & August 30th- September 3rd 2021
Participants became California Certified Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Counselor & Crisis Line Volunteer under Evidence Codes 1035 and 1037 providing crisis intervention to victims of crime!
This was a two week voluntary training.
CASA Movie Nights
CASA has hosted Movie Nights for the community! Entry and snacks are by donation.