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Court Appointed Special Advocate

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CASA of Larimer County

  • 2 people are interested

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.

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About CASA of Larimer County

Location:

3105 E. Harmony Rd, Fort Collins, CO 80528, US

Mission Statement

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.

Description

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.

Children & Youth
Community
Justice & Legal

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

3105 e Harmony rdFort Collins, CO 80528

(40.52288,-105.01799)
 

SKILLS

  • Child Welfare
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Advocacy
  • Child Development
  • Child Advocacy
  • Relationship Building

GOOD FOR

  • Kids
  • Teens

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • After training, the average involvement by CASA volunteers is 8-11 hours per month. Volunteers are asked to commit to the program for the length of the case, typically 12-18 months, and to attend 12 hours of in-service training annually.
  • Once volunteers have completed the applications, interviews, and background checks, they are required to complete 40 hours of classroom training and 12 hours of annual in-service training. Initial CASA Volunteer training occurs five times a year.

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