Experience the satisfaction of helping children in need. CASA volunteers are ordinary people who do extraordinary things for our community’s most vulnerable children.
Each of them makes a difference – and do so by dedicating just three to four hours each week.
We rely on more than 200 volunteers, but we need many more. There simply are not enough CASA volunteers to go around – only 30% of cases typically are covered.
This matters because studies show that children who are assigned a CASA volunteer have fewer relocation’s in foster placement and end up in safe, permanent homes more quickly than children without CASA volunteers.
• Are appointed officers of the court
• Work alongside attorneys and case workers
• Visit children regularly to ease their pain and trauma
• Talk to teachers, neighbors, doctors, and case workers
• Compile information about their cases.
• Report back to judges on a regular basis.
Perhaps more importantly they offer a consistent and caring adult presence in the lives of the children they serve.
Because CASA volunteers are assigned to just one or two cases at a time, they develop meaningful relationships with children in crisis- children who are often overlooked.
Volunteers receive 40 hours of training before they are assigned to a case, which can last up to 18 months. Volunteers must be at least 21 years old and pass a background check.
The next volunteer training is May 2015. May Training Schedule This training will be a 40 hours in person group training. The course will be three weeks in length and will be held at the Jefferson County Courts and Administration Building.
Please contact Tiffany Schlag at (303)-271-6537 for more information.
Right now there is a child in your community who needs your help! You can be the difference, become a CASA volunteer!
*Please note that all prospective volunteers need to to submit an application and complete the interview process prior to being invited to training.