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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.

Our program also has volunteer opportunities to oversee supervised visitation when needed. We also have need of bilingual translation during interviews, visits etc.

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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

To Strengthen families and communities through trauma-informed advocacy, support and services.

Description

CASA stands for Court Appointed Special Advocates. We listen to the voices of the children who experience abuse and neglect and stand up for their rights. We visit the children, get to know them and advocate for their needs to be met in an overburdened child welfare system.

Advocacy & Human Rights
Children & Youth
Community

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Avon AreaAVON, CO 81620

(39.59574,-106.52306)
 

SKILLS

  • Mentoring
  • Youth Services
  • Family Therapy
  • Child Welfare
  • Child Development
  • Child Advocacy

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Contact us for all the different avenues available to volunteer
  • Compassionate, self-motivated community individuals(*some training required to become a CASA child advocate)

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