Colorado Springs, Colo. (July 7, 2022) — Eight community members became volunteer facilitators in CASA’s Supervised Exchange & Parenting Time (SEPT) program last week when they took an oath before Fourth Judicial District Judge Jill Brady.
The swearing-in ceremony took place at the El Paso County Courthouse on June 29 and it was the last step in the journey to become a SEPT volunteer.
The new volunteers completed 15 hours of training on topics such as mental health, substance abuse, cultural awareness, and the effects of domestic violence on children.
These new volunteers can now sign up for shifts to work in CASA’s SEPT visitation center where they will monitor court-ordered supervised parenting time and document their observations for the court.
The role of the SEPT volunteer is critical to making sure that children in our community are able to maintain safe relationships with their non-custodial parents when there is a court order in place for supervised parenting time.
Thank you and congratulations to these new SEPT volunteers pictured here with Judge Brady from left to right: Geoff Bommelaere, Kristen Miles, April Christie, Janet Lovelace, Sarina Peters, Andres Diaz de Ramon, Jacqueline Ferguson, and Valerie Hernandez.
Find out more about becoming a SEPT volunteer here.