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ORGANIZATION: CASA OF JEFFERSON AND GILPIN COUNTIES

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CASA stands for Court Appointed Special Advocate. CASA volunteers advocate children with an open court case for abuse and neglect. Volunteers are placed on a court case to advocate for children. We ask for an 18-month commitment, since that is usually how long a case lasts, spending about 2-4 hours per week on the case. The main job of a CASA volunteer is to have the child’s best interest in mind, while advocating for them to return to a safe and permanent home in a timely manner. This will require spending time with the children weekly, fact gathering, writing court reports, and going to court. You will be asked to advocate in all aspects of the child’s life. You are an extra set of eyes and ears for the Judge on what is happening on the case. Please take a look at our website at www.casajeffcogilpin.com and explore a little more about what you can do as a CASA volunteer.

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About CASA OF JEFFERSON AND GILPIN COUNTIES

Location:

100 JEFFERSON COUNTY PKWY NO 2505, GOLDEN, CO 80401, US

Mission Statement

Our mission is to recruit, train and manage volunteers who serve as independent lay advocates for children who are victims of neglect and physical and/or sexual abuse. Our hope is that all children will have a CASA volunteer as someone to pay attention, someone to give the child a voice, someone to care.

Description

CASA of Jefferson and Gilpin Counties (CASA Jeffco/Gilpin) serves the most vulnerable children through awareness, advocacy, and support. With the dedication of hundreds of volunteers throughout Jefferson and Gilpin counties in Colorado, we serve the 1st Judicial District, which ranks 6th in the state for child abuse and neglect cases.

Volunteers are placed on a court case to advocate for children. We ask for an 18-month commitment, spending about 2-4 hours per week on the case. The main job of a CASA volunteer is to have the child’s best interest in mind, while advocating for them to return to a safe and permanent home in a timely manner.You will be asked to advocate in all aspects of the child’s life. You are an extra set of eyes and ears for the Judge on what is happening on the case. Please take a look at our website at www.casajeffcogilpin.com and explore a little more about what you can do as a CASA volunteer.

Children are our future and, while they are our most valuable resource, they are also the most vulnerable. Founded in 2000, with our first volunteer trained in 2001, CASA Jeffco/Gilpin has provided volunteer advocates for more than 3,200 abused and neglected children.

CAUSE AREAS

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

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

100 Jefferson County ParkwaySuite 2505Golden, CO 80419

(39.7389,-105.215)
 

SKILLS

  • Child Welfare

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • We ask for an 18 month commitment giving a minimum of 1 hour a week to the child, plus attend court hearings and other social service meetings.

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