Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) is a national, volunteer-based, nonprofit organization that recruits, trains and supervises community volunteers, CASAs, to represent the best interests of child victims of abuse and neglect that are currently in the judicial system. CASA Volunteers are ordinary citizens, like you, doing extraordinary work. They establish stable relationships with abused and neglected children, getting to know their unique history and making informed recommendations to the courts.
In Colorado, there are many children without a CASA Volunteer to be their voice and speak up for them in court. With the help and support of the entire community, CASA can continue to provide crucial advocacy for abused and neglected children in our community.
For each child that ages out of the foster care system, the direct future cost to the community is $300,000. The cost to recruit, train and support one CASA Volunteer for one year is $1,200. With a CASA Volunteer by a child’s side, they are more likely to find a safe and permanent home.
Please consider supporting CASA of Adams & Broomfield Counties at their virtual Light of Hope fundraising event on March 25, 2021 from 12-1 pm. Learn about the impact CASA Volunteers are making in the community, and how you can make a difference in a child’s life. Find details here
There are 18 CASA Programs in Colorado. To find a program near you, visit CASA or call (303) 623-5380.