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19 citizens sworn in as Court Appointed Special Advocates

February 6, 2019 (Colorado Springs, Colo.) – CASA of the Pikes Peak Region is pleased to introduce you to the newest class of Court Appointed Special Advocates who were sworn in as officers of the court by Magistrate Dennis McGuire at the El Paso County Combined Courts last night.

These nineteen citizens are volunteers who 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.

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 nineteen new volunteers represent nineteen children in our community who no longer have to wait for an advocate.

To learn more about how you can become trained as a CASA volunteer, attend CASA’s next Volunteer Information Session on February 8, 2019. More information is available at www.casappr.org.

Congratulations to our new advocates!

Birgit Barth-Knowles Nicole Mattison Jennifer Pearson
Germaine Garcia Edward Maynard Heather Pierce
Samantha Hollister Danielle McCarthy Rabecca Ranaldi
Kristen Holzwarth Tracy McGonagle Su-Su Sawyer
Arran Huckstep Lauren Murphy Steve Schutz
Christine Jeffson Jayme Newsom Catherine Sidor
Joy Jenkins