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Judge G. David Miller: Striving for safety and permanency for all kids

Widely known for being a compassionate judge who shows respect to all participants in a judicial proceeding, the Honorable Judge G. David Miller often finds himself in a position to help some of Colorado’s most vulnerable children. Children get involved with the juvenile court for their own safety and protection when a Dependency & Neglect…

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Dawn Sutherland: Connecting people with resources

Dawn Sutherland is a master when it comes to connecting people with resources. It’s a skill that can be attributed to her 25+ year career in healthcare. Dawn was introduced to CASA by a friend. She had always wanted to volunteer but found herself too busy with full-time work and being mom to three kids.…

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Shannon French: Mentoring teens in out-of-home placement

Shannon French has always been a caregiver. Her first experiences with altruism came as a child when her grandmother’s office would adopt a family for the holidays. Shannon would join her grandmother in shopping for other children, and it became an annual tradition. As she grew older, Shannon continued the tradition on her own. “I…

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Crystal King: Fostering special needs infants

Crystal King is one of those people who lives and breathes compassion for others. A foster mom for special needs infants, she provided love and care in her home for over 35 children over the years. It was a youth group leader from her middle school days that inspired her to help vulnerable children. After…

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Minta Rodd: Helping kids get on the right path

When Minta Rodd retired after three decades as an elementary teacher, she knew that volunteering with children would be her activity of choice.  A little online investigation and some encouragement from friend Jane Hegstrom led Minta to become a Court Appointed Special Advocate. Her favorite part of the job she says is the interaction with…

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Mike & Barb McAdams: Advocating for kids as a couple

Mike and Barb McAdams are a dynamic duo when it comes to advocating for children in Southern Colorado. For thirteen years, Mike has been providing a voice in the court system for the victims of child abuse and neglect as a Court Appointed Special Advocate. When he’s assigned a new case, he dives in and…

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Renae Gannon: Establishing family connections for kids

Renae Gannon believes that all children should have a network of support. When a foster child is relocated and placed with different caretakers time and time again, he loses that network. On average, each time a child is relocated, ten relationships are lost. That’s why Renae volunteers for CASA’s Life Long Links program. She searches…

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Brian Segal: Helping child-parent relationships blossom

Brian Segal is a volunteer facilitator with CASA’s Supervised Exchange & Parenting Time (SEPT) Program, which makes it possible for parents to bond with their children when they’ve received a court order for supervised visits. Brian knows that whether he’s helping a parent reap the rewards of “graduating” from the program, or keeping a child…

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Grace Covington: Entrepreneurial Spirit with a Heart for Kids

Grace Covington, local business owner and successful entrepreneur, has a huge heart for helping kids. She and her husband, Ron, own local homebuilding company Covington Homes. Grace and Ron are dedicated to creating a culture of giving and volunteerism amongst their employees.  They involve their employees in key events for the charities and non-profits they…

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