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ORGANIZATION: CASA of the Continental Divide

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Advocate for the best interest of a child experiencing abuse, neglect or barriers to a quality education. Help make a difference and change the course of a child’s life in your community by becoming a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA). Volunteers are people just like you; compassionate, self-motivated community individuals.

CASA has two avenues for you to advocate for children in your community.

In Dependency and Neglect Cases, the family is in court due to their actions and the risk it presents to the well-being of the child. The judge appoints CASA to the case and the Program Coordinator appoints a volunteer. The advocate will meet with the child and the parent(s)/care giver to gain knowledge of the child and their life situation. They submit reports to the judge, attend court, and speak on behalf of the child for their best interests to be in a safe and permanent home.

Truancy is a symptom of something occurring in a child’s life. School attendance is mandated by law within the State of Colorado. When the school has been unsuccessful at correcting attendance the Judge appoints a Truancy CASA to assist both the courts and the families to acquire school attendance and school success.

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About CASA of the Continental Divide

Location:

PO Box 2092, 330 Fiedler Ave., Suite 206, Dillon, CO 80435, US

Mission Statement

CASA of the Continental Divide guides volunteer advocates who ensure a child’s safety, best interest and well-being are at the forefront of legal proceedings.

Description

Dependency & Neglect

Goal: CASACD seeks to promote and protect the best interests of abused and neglected children
involved in court proceedings through the advocacy efforts of trained CASA volunteers.

Truancy

Goal: CASACD provides advocacy and support for students who experience challenges with school attendance.

CAUSE AREAS

Advocacy & Human Rights
Children & Youth
Community
Advocacy & Human Rights, Children & Youth, Community

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Eagle CountyEagle, CO 81631

SKILLS

  • Mentoring
  • Teaching / Instruction
  • Youth Services
  • Family Therapy
  • Child Welfare
  • Child Development

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • Approximately 15 hours a month
  • Compassionate, self-motivated community individuals

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