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Court Appointed Special Advocate

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CASA of Larimer County

  • 31 people are interested

CASA volunteers are appointed by judges to advocate for children’s best interests. They stay with each case until it is closed and the child is in a safe, permanent home. We serve children from birth through age 18 until they age out of foster care by becoming an adult.

Volunteers work with legal and child welfare professionals, educators and service providers to ensure that judges have all the information they need to make the most well-informed decisions for each child.

Volunteers meet with their children twice monthly. They spend time getting to know the child and the professionals in their lives. They develop recommendations to the court that serve the child's best interest.

More opportunities with CASA of Larimer County

No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.

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 East Harmony RoadFort Collins, CO 80528

(40.52288,-105.01799)
 

SKILLS

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

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • After training, the average involvement by CASA volunteers is 10- 15 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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