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Change a Child's Story as a CASA Volunteer! Give a voice to an abused or neglected child in court.
ORGANIZATION: CASA of Adams and Broomfield Counties
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74 people are interested
CASA, Court-Appointed Special Advocates, is a volunteer-based, nonprofit organization that trains and supervises community members to represent the best interests of child victims of physical, sexual, emotional abuse and neglect that are currently in the judicial system. 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.
A Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) is a trained volunteer who represents the best interests of children who have experienced physical, sexual, or emotional abuse and neglect that are currently in the judicial 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 the while supporting them in their journey to find a safe and permanent home. In Adams and Broomfield Counties alone, there are over 1,000 children that need a loving and caring CASA.
Potential CASA Volunteers complete an online application, interview, and 30 hours of pre-service training (15 hours supplemental homework, 15 hours in-class). Please note that we have some virtual training options available. A successful CASA Volunteer is mature, stable, open-minded, empathetic, collaborative, and confident. They also have an ability to problem-solve and have strong written and verbal communication skills.
Please note that in order to become a CASA Volunteer, you must be 21+ years of age, must pass a criminal background check, and must have lived in the United States for the past 7 years.
To learn more about our organization, please visit CASA17th.org, or contact Paige Otto, Community Engagement Manager, at email@example.com.
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, Court-Appointed Special Advocates, is a national 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization. CASA of Adams and Broomfield Counties recruits and trains community volunteers to become CASA Advocates for abused and neglected children with open dependency and neglect cases in the 17th judicial district. 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.Just in Adams and Broomfield Counties, there are over 1,100 children that need a loving and caring CASA.
CASA Advocates complete an application, interview, background check, and 30 hours of pre-service training. After being sworn-in by a judge, CASA Advocates are appointed to a child or family of children and spend an average of 10-15 hours a month advocating for these children. They spend time with the child(ren) while simultaneously gathering information about their physical, emotional, social, and educational well-being, and make recommendations to the court on how to best support the child in these areas.
Adams County Human Services Center11860 Pecos StreetSuite 2700Westminster, CO 80234
October 13, 2022
- Case Work / Management
- Child Welfare
- Problem Solving
- Verbal / Written Communication
- Relationship Building
- Child Advocacy
- Driver's License Needed
- Background Check
- Must be at least 21
- Orientation or Training
- 10-15 hours per month (after training)
- Volunteers must have lived in the U.S. for at least 7 years and must have up-to-date auto insurance.