2021 California Code
Welfare and Institutions Code - WIC
DIVISION 2 - CHILDREN
PART 1 - DELINQUENTS AND WARDS OF THE JUVENILE COURT
CHAPTER 1 - Court-Appointed Special Advocates
As used in this chapter, the following definitions shall apply:
(a) “Adult” means a person 18 years of age or older.
(b) “Child or minor” means a person under the jurisdiction of the juvenile court pursuant to Section 300, 601, or 602.
(c) “CASA” means a Court-Appointed Special Advocate. “CASA” also refers to a Court Designated Child Advocate in programs that have utilized that title. A CASA has the duties and responsibilities described in this chapter and shall be trained by and function under the auspices of a Court-Appointed Special Advocate program as set forth in this chapter.
(d) “Court” means the superior court, including the juvenile court.
(e) “Dependent” means a person described in Section 300.
(f) “Nonminor dependent” means a person as described in subdivision (v) of Section 11400.
(g) “Ward” means a person described in Section 601 or 602.
(Amended by Stats. 2015, Ch. 71, Sec. 1. (AB 424) Effective January 1, 2016.)