The CASA Supervised Exchange & Parenting Time (SEPT) Program provides an environment where kids can develop and maintain relationships with non-custodial parents.
By monitoring and documenting observations during court-ordered child-parent visits, SEPT volunteers support individual safety, accountability, and healthy relationships between children and parents who are involved in conflictive custody or domestic violence cases. The program offers two services which take place at either our downtown Colorado Springs location or our Divide location.
Supervised Parenting Time: This service provides visits for children and their non-custodial parent(s) in our Family Visitation Rooms (pictured here)
Supervised Exchanges: This service provides the safe transfer of children from one parent to the other with no contact between parties that are sharing custody.
What exactly do Supervised Exchange & Parenting Time Volunteers do?
Once you decide to become a SEPT volunteer, you'll go through a screening process and initial training. After that, you will be sworn in as an officer of the court and you may begin facilitating visits with the support of SEPT staff members. As a facilitator, your responsibilities could require you to:
Exchange children from one parent to another in a supervised setting
Monitor court-ordered parenting time in the CASA Family Center
Document observations during parenting time or exchanges, and effectively communicate these observations orally and in writing
Complete 8 hours per year of annual in-service training
Maintain confidentiality of all client and court information
Respect and relate to people of various backgrounds
Visit https://www.casappr.org/programs/sept to learn more!
418 South Weber St., Colorado Springs, CO 80903, US
Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) provide a voice in court for children who are victims of abuse, neglect or domestic conflict and promotes community awareness of these issues to ensure safe and permanant homes.
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 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.
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We'll work with your schedule.
CASA of the Pikes Peak Region418 S. Weber St.Colorado Springs, CO80903
October 7, 2020
Verbal / Written Communication
Must be at least 18
Orientation or Training
SEPT volunteers commit to serve 2 - 3 sessions per month (7 - 12 hours).