**Please note this is a VIRTUAL informational session. Location has been specified as CASA Volunteers must be local to Adams and Broomfield Counties.**
With the current state of uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 outbreak, we recognize that it may be difficult for you to explore volunteer opportunities at this time. However, the need for CASA Volunteers is greater than ever during this isolating and vulnerable time. The coronavirus will have direct impact on the abused and neglected children in our community and their families, and we invite you to learn more about how you can get involved.
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.
A Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) is a trained volunteer who represents the best interests of child victims of 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.
CASA of Adams & Broomfield Counties is holding a virtual CASA 101 Informational session for YOU to learn more about the CASA Volunteer role, expectations and requirements of our Advocates. Please note that in order to become a CASA Volunteer, you must be 21+ years of age, must pass a criminal background check, motor vehicle check and fingerprinting, and must have lived in the United States for the past 7 years.
This virtual CASA 101 will take place on Thursday, March 18th from 6:00-7:15 PM via Zoom!
If you are interested in attending, please contact Abbie Foley, Outreach and Recruitment Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org for registration information. For more information, please visit CASA17th.org.
Adams County Human Services Center, 11860 Pecos Street, Suite 2700, Westminster, CO 80234, US
The mission of CASA of Adams and Broomfield Counties is to provide specially selected and trained community volunteers, CASAs, to advocate for abused and neglected children in the pursuit of safe and permanent homes.
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.
Advocacy & Human Rights
Children & Youth
Justice & Legal
Thu Mar 18, 2021
06:00 PM - 07:15 PM
Adams County Human Services Center11860 Pecos StreetSuite 2700Westminster, CO80234