Court Appointed Special Advocate
CASA of Larimer County
CASA volunteers are appointed by judges to represent the best interests of children who have been victims of abuse or neglect.
Volunteers visit with the children weekly, gather information from family members, medical professionals, teachers and therapists, and then make recommendations to the court regarding services for and placement of the children. CASA volunteers commit to stay with each case until it is closed (usually 12-18 months) and the child is placed in a safe, permanent home. For many abused children, their CASA volunteer will be the one constant adult in their lives during this difficult time.
We are currently only able to serve 50% of the children needing advocacy here in Larimer County and have set a goal to provide a CASA volunteer to every child involved in Dependency and Neglect cases by the end of 2020.
About CASA of Larimer County
3105 E. Harmony Rd, Fort Collins, CO 80528, US
It is the mission of CASA of Larimer County to advocate for safe, nurturing, and permanent connections to family and community so children who have experienced abuse and neglect have the opportunity to thrive.
We accomplish our mission through two programs; Court Appointed Special Advocates and Supervised Exchange and Visitation. While we provide different services through each program, both programs work to ensure the safety of children in our community while providing objective documentation to help the courts determine the best interest for children. While we do assist the courts, we are not a government organization. We are an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that relies on donations and volunteers. CASA of Larimer County serves children in the 8th Judicial District. In the 2019 judicial fiscal year, more than 600 children were involved in Dependency & Neglect cases, but due to limited funding and volunteers, we were only able to provide an advocate for 327 of these children. The need is great and we encourage you to join us as we grow to meet the needs of children recovering from abuse and neglect.