It may look a little different this year, but Back-to-School season is here and CASA has worked hard to make sure our CASA kids go back in style! In the last couple of weeks, a total of 141 children received school supplies and backpacks from CASA. The Kids’ Closet provided 33 children 12 and under…

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July 24, 2020 (Colorado Springs, Colo.) – Eleven new Court Appointed Special Advocates were sworn in as officers of the court by Fourth Judicial District Judge Jill Brady during a CASA of the Pikes Peak Region swearing-in ceremony over Zoom on Friday. The swearing-in ceremony was the final step for these community members to become…

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“As a refugee, I was a child without a country… a child without a home,” says Dr. Vinh Chung, a Colorado Springs dermatologist and Mohs surgeon who at age three fled post-war Vietnam in a treacherous family boat journey that eventually landed him in the United States. Dr. Chung knows that his childhood – riddled…

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June 19, 2020 (Colorado Springs, Colo.) – Seventeen new Court Appointed Special Advocates were sworn in as officers of the court by Fourth Judicial District Judge Jill Brady during a CASA of the Pikes Peak Region swearing-in ceremony over Zoom on Friday. The swearing-in ceremony was the final step for these community members to become…

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It was 2016 when Mateo was removed from his home, along with his younger sister, because of his mother’s drug abuse, mental health issues, and lack of parental supervision. On the same day he entered the child welfare system, he also was arrested and faced charges of his own. He was 11 years old at…

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Colorado Springs, Colo. (June 10, 2020) – CASA of the Pikes Peak Region is pleased to announce it was awarded $25,000 of grant funding by the Colorado COVID Relief Fund to help provides advocates for abuse and neglect cases in the Pikes Peak Region in light of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. We know that COVID-19…

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The CASA building is currently open in a limited capacity with many employees working from home either part of the time or all of the time. CASA is dedicated to taking a number of actions that protect the health and well-being of all the children and families we serve, as well as our staff and…

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April 13, 2020 (Colorado Springs, Colo.) – Eight new Court Appointed Special Advocates were sworn in as officers of the court by Fourth Judicial District Judge Jill Brady during CASA of the Pikes Peak Region’s first-ever Zoom swearing-in ceremony on Friday. The swearing-in ceremony, which was modified to allow for proper social distancing, was the…

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March 31, 2020 (Colorado Springs, Colo.) – Six new Court Appointed Special Advocates were sworn in as officers of the court by Judge Brady over speaker phone last week during a modified swearing-in ceremony which allowed for proper social distancing. The swearing-in ceremony was the final step for becoming a Court Appointed Special Advocate, following…

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Michael and Dina Burwell have a special place in their hearts for children. Before the couple became owners of Budget Blinds in Colorado Springs, Dina had a long career in early childhood education. She witnessed firsthand the difference between children who grow up in loving, stable homes and children who grow up in turmoil. In…

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