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Change a Child's Story as a CASA Volunteer!
ORGANIZATION: CASA of Adams and Broomfield Counties
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94 people are interested
CASA, Court Appointed Special Advocates, is a volunteer-based, nonprofit organization with the mission to provide court-appointed volunteer advocacy for children and youth from the child welfare system so every child can be safe, have a permanent home, and have the opportunity to thrive.
CASA Volunteers are trained to represent the best interests of child victims of physical, sexual, or emotional abuse and neglect who are currently in the child welfare system. CASA Volunteers are supervised by CASA team members and work alongside the child’s legal and professional team. They ensure that the child’s physical, mental, educational, and emotional needs are being met, and advocate for the child in court, all while supporting them in their journey to find a safe and permanent home.
Children with a CASA Volunteer are more likely to find a safe, permanent home, more likely to succeed in school, and half as likely to re-enter the foster care system.
Potential CASA Volunteers complete an online application, interview, and a comprehensive pre-service training. We offer one virtual training class per year. Successful CASA Volunteers are mature, empathetic, collaborative, and confident. They have an ability to problem-solve and have strong written and verbal communication skills. No special background, work experience, or education is required to become a CASA Volunteer. We encourage individuals from all cultures, professions, and educational backgrounds to volunteer.
About CASA of Adams and Broomfield Counties
Adams County Human Services Center, 11860 Pecos Street, Suite 2700, Westminster, CO 80234, US
Our mission is to provide court-appointed volunteer advocacy for children and youth from the child welfare system so every child can be safe, have a permanent home, and the opportunity to thrive.
CASA of Adams & Broomfield Counties was incorporated in 1999 and serves the 17th Judicial District of Colorado. We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and part of The National CASA Association for Children, which supports a network of 950 CASA Programs in 49 states and the District of Columbia.
We recruit, train, and supervise community volunteers, Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA’s), to advocate in court for children who have experienced abuse and neglect.
CASA’s partnership with the U.S. Judicial System is a unique and necessary merging of the public and private sphere, providing children with one of the most valuable resources we can give during their time in the court system - a stable, consistent adult who cares.
CASA Advocates are supervised by CASA team members and work alongside the child's legal and professional team. CASA Advocates ensure that the child's physical, mental, and emotional needs are being met, and advocate for the child in court, all so that they may have a safe and permanent home.
CASA of Adams & Broomfield Counties serves 500 children each year, and is always looking for more caring volunteers to join our program and support children in need in our community.
Adams County Human Services Center11860 Pecos StreetSuite 2700Westminster, CO 80234
October 26, 2023
- Child Welfare
- Problem Solving
- Verbal / Written Communication
- Relationship Building
- Child Advocacy
- Social Work
- People 55+
- Driver's License Needed
- Background Check
- Must be at least 21
- Orientation or Training
- A volunteer can expect to spend 10-15 hours per month on an individual case. Fortunately, most of these hours are very flexible and can be completed around the volunteer's schedule.
- Volunteers must have resided in the U.S. for the past 7 years.