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CASA of the Ninth

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Nobody longs for a safe and loving family more than a child in foster care. As a CASA volunteer, you are empowered by the courts to help make this dream a reality. You will be the one consistent adult in these children’s lives, vigilantly working for and protecting their fundamental right to be treated with the dignity and respect every child deserves. You will not only bring positive change to the lives of these vulnerable children, but also their children and generations to come. And in doing so, you will enrich your life as well.

What Do CASA Volunteers Do?

CASA volunteers listen first. Then they act.

Volunteers get to know the child by talking with everyone in that child’s life; parents and relatives, foster parents, teachers, medical professionals, attorneys, social workers and others. They use the information they gather to inform judges and others of what the child needs and what will be the best permanent home for them.

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About CASA of the Ninth

Location:

P.O. Box 3004, Glenwood Springs, CO 81602, US

Mission Statement

CASA of the Ninth’s purpose is to provide well trained, court-appointed volunteer advocates to abused and neglected children in Colorado’s Ninth Judicial District. Our goal is a safe, permanent, nurturing home for every child we serve.

Description

CASA of the Ninth is a nonprofit organization aimed at providing court appointed advocates to abused and neglected children in Colorado’s Ninth Judicial District (comprised of Garfield, Pitkin and Rio Blanco Counties).

CASA volunteers are appointed by judges to watch over and advocate for abused and neglected children, to make sure they don’t get lost in the overburdened legal and social service system or languish in inappropriate group or foster homes. Volunteers stay with each case until it is closed and the child is placed in a safe, permanent home. For many abused children, their CASA volunteer will be the one constant adult presence in their lives.

Independent research has demonstrated that children with a CASA volunteer are substantially less likely to spend time in long-term foster care and less likely to reenter care.

Founded and incorporated in the fall of 2011, CASA of the Ninth received 501 (c)3 status in spring of 2012. The board of CASA of the Ninth hopes to hold volunteer advocate training in fall 2012 and begin receiving case referrals soon thereafter.

Advocacy & Human Rights
Children & Youth
Justice & Legal

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

PO Box 3004Glenwood Springs, CO 81601

SKILLS

  • Youth Services
  • Child Welfare
  • Crisis Intervention

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • As a CASA volunteer, you will spend, on average, 10 hours per month for the duration of one specific case (18 months on average). You will get the chance to know and build a trusting relationship with the child by seeing them in person at least twice
  • Minimum of 21 years old. Children served in Pitkin, Garfield, and Rio Blanco Counties.

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