15 new Court Appointed Special Advocates sworn in

CASA is pleased to announce that fifteen new volunteers who were sworn in as officers of the court by 4th Judicial District Judge William Bain during a swearing-in ceremony over Zoom on Friday. The swearing-in ceremony was the final step taken by these community members after 30 hours of training which covered topics like trauma,…

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How Someday became Today for CASA volunteer Steve South

Several years ago, while Steve South and his wife waited for their movie to start, an ad popped up on screen at Kimball’s Peak Three Theater. It was a CASA ad calling for more volunteers to advocate for abused kids. At that moment, Steve put CASA in the back of his mind as something he’d…

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CASA announces partnership with EID Consultant MelindaJoy Mingo

CASA of the Pikes Peak Region is pleased to announce a new partnership with Equity, Inclusion, and Diversity (EID) Consultant MelindaJoy Mingo. With over 15 years of national and international experience coaching organizations in effective EID workplace practices, Ms. Mingo brings a wealth of knowledge which will be instrumental to CASA’s EID initiatives. “Here at…

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Seven new SEPT volunteers sworn in by Judge Brady

Seven community members became volunteer facilitators in CASA’s Supervised Exchange & Parenting Time (SEPT) program this month when they took an oath before Fourth Judicial District Judge Jill Brady. The swearing-in ceremony took place on Oct. 7 over Zoom and it was the last step in the journey to become a SEPT volunteer. The new…

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Appreciating the volunteers who remained steadfast during COVID

It has been really tough this past year-and-a-half to be a CASA volunteer. Our advocates came up with some very creative ways to keep an eye on their kids when the courthouse was closed and in-person visits with children were discouraged. Our SEPT volunteers remained ready and on call for the day in-person parent-child visits…

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How local Supercuts salons are helping vulnerable kids

Keeping an eye on kids is everybody’s responsibility. It’s why the Child Abuse & Neglect Hotline exists. If you suspect a child is being mistreated, you have the number to call. In Colorado, that number is 1-844-CO-4-KIDS. Teachers are mandatory reporters, neighbors often hear or see things that need to be reported, but here’s a…

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16 new CASA volunteers sworn in as officers of the court

September 14, 2021 (Colorado Springs, Colo.) – CASA is pleased to announce that sixteen new volunteers were sworn in as officers of the court by 4th Judicial District Judge William Bain during a swearing-in ceremony at the El Paso County Courthouse on Tuesday. The swearing-in ceremony was the final step taken by these community members…

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12 new CASAs ready to advocate as kids head back to class

Colorado Springs, Colo. (August 16, 2021) – On any given day, there are 600 children living in foster care or another out-of-home placement in El Paso County. These kids have experienced abuse or neglect and are therefore involved with multiple systems including the family court system, health care system, and school system. Living in an…

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CarePortal provides nearly $50K in economic impact for CASA kids

Did you know that since CASA started partnering with CarePortal back in September of 2019, we have had over 100 requests met and have served over 150 children? CarePortal uses a web-based system where CASA submits a need of a child/family through their website and then an email is sent to local churches, businesses, and…

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Vanguard Skin Specialists rolled out the red carpet for CASA

Long-time CASA volunteer Jane Hegstrom first visited the dermatology practice Vanguard Skin Specialists back in 2016. She was impressed with the service she received but what she didn’t know is that the budding relationship would blossom into a powerful partnership for CASA. “It started when I called the practice’s Executive Director, Leisle Chung,” Jane recalled.…

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