CASA in the News

April 11, 2024


CASA said in 2023 the area had a huge number of referrals for suspected child abuse

According to the Colorado Department of Human Services, CASA learned that over 18,000 referrals were made for suspected child abuse last year in the region. Watch the segment.

April 9, 2024


As child abuse, neglect cases increase in El Paso and Teller counties, need for CASA volunteers rises

A cloud that rains fear and uncertainty on children whose home life is not often sunny slowly dissipates with the help of Court Appointed Special Advocates. And more children in El Paso and Teller counties need the help of the Colorado Springs-based CASA of the Pikes Peak Region. Read the article.

April 3, 2024


April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month

Governor Jared Polis and the Colorado Department of Human Services (CDHS) recognize April as National Child Abuse Awareness Month. The Office of Children, Youth, and Families (OCYF) is calling our communities to take steps to strengthen and support families and prevent child abuse. Watch the segment.

April 2, 2024


Nonprofit can't help growing number of abused kids without more volunteers

CASA of the Pikes Peak Region has to turn away abused kids in need when there are not enough volunteers to pair with them. Watch the segment.

February 6, 2024


CASA looking for volunteers in the Pikes Peak Region

CASA of the Pikes Peak Region is hosting information sessions in the upcoming weeks, to find volunteers that can help advocate for children in the courts. Watch the segment.

November 15, 2023


Give! Campaign 2023: CASA of the Pikes Peak Region

The annual Give! Campaign is currently underway, and Loving Living Local and Give! Pikes Peak are teaming up to bring you weekly segments highlighting local non-profit organizations needing your help. One of these organizations is CASA of the Pikes Peak Region. Watch the segment.

November 9, 2023


"Dudes & Brews" on KRDO Afternoon News

CASA of the Pikes Peak Region would like to invite men from the community to its “Dudes & Brews” male volunteer recruitment event at The Carter Payne (320 S. Weber St. in Colorado Springs) on Thursday, November 9th from 6:00 – 7:30 PM.   Listen to the podcast.

November 6, 2023


CASA seeks more men to volunteer with "Dudes & Brews" event

CASA of the Pikes Peak Region is looking for a few good men to help give a voice to boys dealing with abuse or neglect who are making their way through the court system. Watch the segment.

October 3, 2023


"The Extra" with Shannon Brinias covers CASA's role in the community

On Tuesday's "The Extra", host Shannon Brinias chatted about the organization CASA, with its communications manager of CASA of the Pikes Peak Region, Keri Kahn.  Listen to the podcast.

September 13, 2023

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CASA hosts 5th annual Light of Hope Teller breakfast

Abandoned by the fathers of her three children and involved in drug activity while facing addiction to alcohol, a single mother found hope through Court Appointed Special Advocate. Read the article.

July 1, 2023


OUR TOWN: Keri Kahn from CASA of the Pikes Peak Region with Sarada Connors

Since 1989, CASA of the Pikes Peak Region has been recruiting, training, and supervising volunteers who advocate for children in the 4th Judicial District (El Paso and Teller Counties). CASA’s goal is to ensure safety and permanency for children whose lives are in turmoil. REPORT SUSPECTED ABUSE OR NEGLECT AT THE 24/7 HOTLINE 1(844)CO-4-KIDS. Listen to the podcast.

June 21, 2023

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Swan named CASA program manager for Teller County

For Jennifer Swan, serving the children of Teller County as program manager for Court Appointed Special Advocate is another step in a career focused on children’s welfare. Read the article.

May 26, 2023


CASA joins Dan Cochell on KRDO News Radio's afternoon news.

Summer break can be an unpredictable time for kids living in abusive or unstable home environments. Eleven new Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASAs) were sworn in as officers of the court at CASA of the Pikes Peak Region’s swearing-in ceremony on Tuesday, and these folks will help vulnerable kids this summer!  Listen to the podcast.

May 21, 2023


CASA of the Pikes Peak Region has a 23rd Light of Hope event

In her almost 14 years with CASA of the Pikes Peak Region, program director and now Executive Director Angela Rose has had a singular goal: a CASA advocate for every child who needs one. That has been the mission of the local nonprofit formed in 1989 to train volunteers as advocates for victimized children, to be the eyes, ears and voice of the children in the courts. Read the article.

April 19, 2023


CASA joins Dan Cochell on KRDO News Radio afternoon news

CASA is invited on to the KRDO News Radio afternoon news to celebrate the last class of Court Appointed Special Advocates who were sworn in this week at the El Paso County Courthouse. Listen to the podcast.

April 16, 2023


‘It doesn’t define who a child is’: Child Abuse Prevention Month in the Pikes Peak area

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month across the country. The month is a time to raise awareness, and there are a number of resources available in the Pikes Peak region for children dealing with abuse and neglect year-round. Watch the segment.

April 13, 2023


April is "Month of Hope" for CASA

CASA's Angela Rose joins Craig and Abbie on the Fox 21 Morning Show to talk about Child Abuse Prevention Month, CASA's "Month of Hope," and ways the community can get involved to help local children. Watch the segment.

April 10, 2023


Unique store in Colorado Springs offers fashion to foster kids

Ten years after a free clothing and accessories shop for kids in foster care opened in Colorado Springs, it remains a novel idea that has proven to keep transitory teens in school, improve their self-esteem and experience their first job. Read the article.

April 10, 2023


Clothes and confidence for foster children

On Monday morning, April 10, Southern Colorado community members gathered to celebrate the 10-year milestone of The Hanger serving the Pikes Peak region. Watch the segment.

April 6, 2023


The Hanger celebrates 10 years

Keri Kahn joins Dan Cochell on KRDO News Radio to talk about the store in CASA's office that has been boosting the self-esteem of foster teens over the past decade. Listen to the podcast.

March 7, 2023


Men invited to "Dudes & Brews" Thursday

Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of the Pikes Peak Region is inviting local men from the community to attend their “Dudes and Brews” event to learn more about volunteer opportunities. Watch the segment.

January 31, 2023


Monument Hill Kiwanis Club member shares experience as CASA volunteer

A speaker at a recent Monument Hill Kiwanis Club meeting gave an insightful look at being a CASA volunteer. Joe Foreman, a 20-year member of the Monument Hill Kiwanis Club, shared his experience being a 10-year volunteer as a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) during a Jan. 21 meeting of the local Kiwanis organization. Read the article.

January 8, 2023


CASA looking for more volunteers to help children in the foster care system

CASA, the Court Appointed Special Advocates, is having an informational meeting on Tuesday from noon-1 pm about how volunteers can help vulnerable children in need. Watch the segment.

January 3, 2023


"The Extra" with Shannon Brinias

On Tuesday's "The Extra", representatives of CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) of the Pikes Peak Region joined host Shannon Brinias to talk about the need for more CASA volunteers to help plug a gap in services needed for children involved in the legal system as part of child abuse and/or neglect cases. Listen to the podcast.