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CASA OF JEFFERSON AND GILPIN COUNTIES

Cause Area

  • Advocacy & Human Rights
  • Children & Youth

Location

100 JEFFERSON COUNTY PKWY NO 2505GOLDEN, CO 80401 United States

Organization Information

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.

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