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Colorado CASA launches statewide campaign to recruit 2,020 volunteers by 2020

“Change a Child’s Story” campaign designed to find advocates for the more than 8,400 Colorado children in the child welfare system Colorado Springs, Colo. (Oct. 3, 2019) – Today, in conjunction with the National Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) Association, Colorado CASA announced the launch of its “Change a Child’s Story” campaign in an effort to recruit…

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Welcome new Court Appointed Special Advocates!

September 25, 2019 (Colorado Springs, Colo.) – Eleven new Court Appointed Special Advocates were sworn in as officers of the court by Chief 4th Judicial District Court Judge William Bain during a CASA of the Pikes Peak Region swearing-in ceremony at the El Paso County Combined Courts on Tuesday. These eleven community volunteers just completed a…

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Seven new advocates sworn in by Judge Bain

August 6, 2019 (Colorado Springs, Colo.) –  CASA of the Pikes Peak Region was thrilled to hold a swearing in ceremony at the El Paso County Combined Courts on Monday for seven new Court Appointed Special Advocates who were sworn in as officers of the court by Chief 4th Judicial District Court Judge William Bain.…

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Brothers, together again

It was just before Christmas in 2015 when 11-year-old Keegan watched his father pistol whip his mother while she was holding the family’s one-year-old in her arms.  At this moment, the family violence and substance abuse which had engulfed his young life for so long came to a head. Keegan and his baby brother, Kyler,…

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30 Years of CASA in the Pikes Peak Region!

18,476. That’s how many children have been helped by CASA of the Pikes Peak Region since the organization’s inception in 1989. It was three decades ago that El Pomar Foundation provided funding for the Junior League of Colorado Springs to open CASA’s doors in the El Paso County Courthouse. CASA served 43 children in that…

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He needed someone to listen, not lecture

Ben was 13 when he entered the child welfare system. At such a young age, he had already seen some of the worst that life has to offer.  He was removed from his Colorado Springs home by the Department of  Human Services and placed in foster care in north Denver. Not only was he navigating…

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When a pair of boots makes the difference

CASA volunteer Jane Hegstrom first met Darla, a quiet 16-year-old girl, when she went shopping at The Hanger with five other girls from her foster group home. “I enjoy working at The Hanger,” Jane said. “Especially on Saturdays when it’s filled with foster kids shopping and laughing and acting like any other kid without an…

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Welcome new Court Appointed Special Advocates!

June 13, 2019 (Colorado Springs, Colo.) –  Four community members became officers of the court during a CASA of the Pikes Peak Region swearing-in ceremony at the El Paso County Combined Courts on Tuesday. Julie Cavanaugh, Janele Johnson, Safyr Sadilla, and Clifford Rakes were sworn in as Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASAs) by Chief 4th…

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Ashlynn’s Story

Ashlynn was only eight years old the first time she tried meth. As a young girl, she never dreamed about her future because she was too busy surviving a tragic childhood engulfed in drugs, sexual assault, and homelessness.   When Ashlynn entered the child welfare system at 15, CASA volunteer Susie Havel quickly became the…

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