This July High 5 Plumbing Cares is delighted to work with CASA of Adams & Broomfield Counties! CASA stands for Court Appointed Special Advocates.
Their mission is to provide specially selected and trained community volunteers, CASAs, to advocate for abused and neglected children in the pursuit of safe and permanent homes.
What is CASA of Adams & Broomfield Counties?
CASA is a volunteer-based, 501(c)(3) 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 children who have experienced abuse and neglect, getting to know their unique history and making informed recommendations to the courts. CASA Volunteers spend time getting to know the child(ren) and their family and help to ensure each child’s physical, mental, educational, and social-emotional needs are being met. They provide invaluable information to the Judge about the child’s life, and speak on behalf of the child in court, advocating for their best interests. The desired result is that children have a safe and permanent home where they can thrive. Research has shown that children with a CASA volunteer are:
- More likely to find a safe, permanent home
- More likely to succeed in school
- Half as likely to re-enter the foster care system
How does this organization work?
CASA Volunteers come from all walks of life and have a shared commitment towards improving children’s future outcomes. There is no specific background or education required to become a CASA Volunteer. CASA Volunteers must be at least 21 years old and pass a criminal background check and fingerprinting.
Successful CASA Volunteers are mature, empathetic, collaborative, and confident. They have the ability to problem-solve and have strong written and verbal communication skills. Lastly, they possess a willingness to learn, and an open mind towards life experiences different from their own.
After being sworn in by a judge, CASA volunteers are appointed to a case, working with a child or family of children. On average, CASA Volunteers spend 10-15 hours per month working their cases. They get to know the child while also gathering information from the child’s family, teachers, doctors, therapists, caregivers, and anyone else involved in the child’s life.
Judges highly value CASA Volunteers and their recommendations, which help them make informed decisions in the child’s best interest.
Each year in Adams & Broomfield Counties, there are approximately 1,600 children with an open abuse and neglect case. Over the past year, CASA of Adams & Broomfield Counties served over 600 children. However, there are many more children without a CASA Volunteer to be their voice and speak up for them in court. Learn how you can Change a Child’s Story today!
How can we help as a community?
- Become a Volunteer
Click to learn more about CASA and how you can become involved.
- Make a Donation
CASA of Adams & Broomfield Counties fundraises 100% of their budget. Your donation helps CASA get closer to its goal of serving all children in need. Click this link to make a donation to CASA, which is 100% tax-deductible.
- Annual Fundraiser
Save the date for CASA’s annual fundraiser, Indulge for CASA, on September 14th at Balistreri Vineyards. To purchase a ticket or learn more about the event, visit here: https://casa17th.wixsite.com/indulgeforCASA2021
We look forward to embarking on this journey with CASA of Adams & Broomfield Counties. As always, 100% of proceeds from our awesome promo items at www.high5colorado.com are also donated to the nonprofit of the month!