August 31, 2022 (Colorado Springs, Colo.) – Thirteen new Court Appointed Special Advocates, or CASA volunteers, were sworn in as officers of the court by Fourth Judicial District Judge William Bain during a swearing-in ceremony at the El Paso County Courthouse on Tuesday.
Congratulations to new CASA volunteers Ronald Bickers, Susan Butler, Stacie Conner, Lori Daniels, Joyce Donnelly-Murphy, Taylor Fay, Brianna Garcia-Decime, Shaunna Patterson, Yolanda Saunders, Betty Snyder, Kathi Tesarz, Lisa Volz, and Yu Young-Kun
After completing 30 hours of training and being sworn in by a judge, these volunteers are now ready to advocate in court and in the community for the best interest of the child (or sibling group) they are assigned to. Kids who benefit from a CASA volunteer are involved with the family court system and child welfare system through no fault of their own, but because they have been abused or neglected.
In a typical twelve-month period, there are 800 kids in the Pikes Peak Region who need a CASA volunteer. Over the past twelve months, CASA was able to provide an advocate for 625 of these kids.
CASA currently seeks more volunteers in order to close that gap and provide a volunteer to EVERY CHILD IN NEED. Anyone interested in learning more about this volunteer role can attend an upcoming volunteer information session on Sept. 7. To RSVP to this one-hour session, please visit: casappr.org/volunteer