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16 new CASA volunteers sworn in as officers of the court

September 14, 2021

September 14, 2021 (Colorado Springs, Colo.) – CASA is pleased to announce that sixteen new volunteers were sworn in as officers of the court by 4th Judicial District Judge William Bain during a swearing-in ceremony at the El Paso County Courthouse on Tuesday. The swearing-in ceremony was the final step taken by these community members…

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12 new CASAs ready to advocate as kids head back to class

August 16, 2021

Colorado Springs, Colo. (August 16, 2021) – On any given day, there are 600 children living in foster care or another out-of-home placement in El Paso County. These kids have experienced abuse or neglect and are therefore involved with multiple systems including the family court system, health care system, and school system. Living in an…

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CarePortal provides nearly $50K in economic impact for CASA kids

July 6, 2021

Did you know that since CASA started partnering with CarePortal back in September of 2019, we have had over 100 requests met and have served over 150 children? CarePortal uses a web-based system where CASA submits a need of a child/family through their website and then an email is sent to local churches, businesses, and…

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Vanguard Skin Specialists rolled out the red carpet for CASA

July 1, 2021

Long-time CASA volunteer Jane Hegstrom first visited the dermatology practice Vanguard Skin Specialists back in 2016. She was impressed with the service she received but what she didn’t know is that the budding relationship would blossom into a powerful partnership for CASA. “It started when I called the practice’s Executive Director, Leisle Chung,” Jane recalled.…

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SEPT tackled COVID challenges head on

June 30, 2021

Since 1998, CASA’s Supervised Exchange & Parenting Time (SEPT) Program has created a safe and healthy environment for court-ordered supervised parent-child visits and exchanges. It is not uncommon for families experiencing divorce, separation, domestic violence, substance abuse, or mental health issues to need temporary assistance to ensure children are not pulled into the middle of…

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21 new CASA volunteers take the oath in June

June 21, 2021

June 25, 2021 (Colorado Springs, Colo.) – Twenty one new community volunteers were sworn in as officers of the court in the month of June! Fourteen of these volunteers are now Court Appointed Special Advocates and seven of these volunteers are now Facilitators in CASA’s Supervised Exchange & Parenting Time Program! The swearing-in ceremony was…

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16 new CASA volunteers sworn in on Friday

May 14, 2021

May 14, 2021 (Colorado Springs, Colo.) – Sixteen new CASA volunteers were sworn in as officers of the court by Fourth Judicial District Judge William Bain during a CASA of the Pikes Peak Region swearing-in ceremony over Zoom on Friday. Three of the new volunteers – Joseph Harrison, Nastassia Idahosa, and Karen Ruel – are…

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CASA observes National Foster Care Month in May

May 1, 2021

May 1, 2021 (Colorado Springs, Colo.) – In observance of National Foster Care Month in May, CASA of the Pikes Peak Region is grateful for the foster families who have opened up their homes, as well as to the nearly 400 CASA volunteers who have continued to make a difference in the lives of foster…

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18 new CASA volunteers sworn in on Friday

March 26, 2021

March 26, 2021 (Colorado Springs, Colo.) – Eighteen community volunteers were sworn in as officers of the court by El Paso County Judge Dennis McGuire during a CASA of the Pikes Peak Region swearing-in ceremony over Zoom on Friday. The swearing-in ceremony was the final step taken by these citizens after five weeks of training…

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21 New CASA Volunteers Sworn-In as Officers of the Court on Friday

February 19, 2021

February 19, 2021 (Colorado Springs, Colo.) – Twenty-one community volunteers were sworn in as officers of the court by 4th Judicial District Judge Catherine Mitchell Helton during a CASA of the Pikes Peak Region swearing-in ceremony over Zoom on Friday. Fourteen of the new volunteers were sworn in as Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASAs), and…

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