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17 citizens sworn in at courthouse as CASA volunteers this week

March 20, 2019 (Colorado Springs, Colo.) – CASA of the Pikes Peak Region is pleased to introduce you to the newest class of volunteers  who were sworn in as officers of the court by Judge William Bain at the El Paso County Combined Courts on Monday.

Twelve of the 17 new volunteers were sworn in as Court Appointed Special Advocates and they will now begin the important work of advocating for children who have become caught up in the court system after being removed from their homes due to abuse, neglect, or domestic violence.

The remaining five new volunteers were sworn in as Supervised Exchange and Parenting Time Facilitators. These individuals will ensure a safe environment for children to develop and maintain healthy relationships with non-custodial parents when there is a court order in place for supervised visitation.

Last year, CASA volunteers served 710 children in the Pikes Peak Region. However there were at least 200 children that CASA could not advocate for due to a shortage of volunteers.  These new volunteers will help CASA as it continues to strive to serve all of the children in need in the Pikes Peak Region by the year 2020.

To learn more about how you can become trained as a CASA volunteer, attend CASA’s next Volunteer Information Session on April 2, 2019. More information is available at www.casappr.org.

Congratulations to the following new CASA volunteers!

Angie Anus Steven Keefer Kimberly Davenport
Jessica Erling Rosa Regalado Amber Frizzell
Alisha Gonzalez Tracy Sellars Jonathan Plaisted
Elizabeth Hatch Keema Wilkinson Mia Salcido
Britney Hines Germaine Woessner Jessica Snow
Trudi Jackson Shari Young