Change a Child's Story- become a Court Appointed Special Advocate!

Change a Child's Story- become a Court Appointed Special Advocate!

Advocate for the best interest of a child experiencing abuse, neglect or barriers to a quality education. Help make a difference and change the course of a child’s life in your community by becoming a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA). Volunteers are people just like you; compassionate, self-motivated community individuals.

CASA has two avenues for you to advocate for children in your community.

In Dependency and Neglect Cases, the family is in court due to their actions and the risk it presents to the well-being of the child. The judge appoints CASA to the case and the Program Coordinator appoints a volunteer. The advocate will meet with the child and the parent(s)/care giver to gain knowledge of the child and their life situation. They submit reports to the judge, attend court, and speak on behalf of the child for their best interests to be in a safe and permanent home.

Truancy is a symptom of something occurring in a child’s life. School attendance is mandated by law within the State of Colorado. When the school has been unsuccessful at correcting attendance the Judge appoints a Truancy CASA to assist both the courts and the families to acquire school attendance and school success.

Additional Info

Organization Name : CASA of the Continental Divide

Volunteer Type : On-going volunteer commitment

When volunteers are needed? : Various days/times

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