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Seven new advocates sworn in by Judge Bain

August 6, 2019

August 6, 2019 (Colorado Springs, Colo.) –  CASA of the Pikes Peak Region was thrilled to hold a swearing in ceremony at the El Paso County Combined Courts on Monday for seven new Court Appointed Special Advocates who were sworn in as officers of the court by Chief 4th Judicial District Court Judge William Bain.…

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Brothers, together again

July 2, 2019

It was just before Christmas in 2015 when 11-year-old Keegan watched his father pistol whip his mother while she was holding the family’s one-year-old in her arms.  At this moment, the family violence and substance abuse which had engulfed his young life for so long came to a head. Keegan and his baby brother, Kyler,…

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30 Years of CASA in the Pikes Peak Region!

June 25, 2019

18,476. That’s how many children have been helped by CASA of the Pikes Peak Region since the organization’s inception in 1989. It was three decades ago that El Pomar Foundation provided funding for the Junior League of Colorado Springs to open CASA’s doors in the El Paso County Courthouse. CASA served 43 children in that…

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He needed someone to listen, not lecture

June 24, 2019

Ben was 13 when he entered the child welfare system. At such a young age, he had already seen some of the worst that life has to offer.  He was removed from his Colorado Springs home by the Department of  Human Services and placed in foster care in north Denver. Not only was he navigating…

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When a pair of boots makes the difference

June 20, 2019

CASA volunteer Jane Hegstrom first met Darla, a quiet 16-year-old girl, when she went shopping at The Hanger with five other girls from her foster group home. “I enjoy working at The Hanger,” Jane said. “Especially on Saturdays when it’s filled with foster kids shopping and laughing and acting like any other kid without an…

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Welcome new Court Appointed Special Advocates!

June 13, 2019

June 13, 2019 (Colorado Springs, Colo.) –  Four community members became officers of the court during a CASA of the Pikes Peak Region swearing-in ceremony at the El Paso County Combined Courts on Tuesday. Julie Cavanaugh, Janele Johnson, Safyr Sadilla, and Clifford Rakes were sworn in as Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASAs) by Chief 4th…

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Ashlynn’s Story

May 31, 2019

Ashlynn was only eight years old the first time she tried meth. As a young girl, she never dreamed about her future because she was too busy surviving a tragic childhood engulfed in drugs, sexual assault, and homelessness.   When Ashlynn entered the child welfare system at 15, CASA volunteer Susie Havel quickly became the…

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23 New CASA Volunteers Sworn in as Officers of the Court

May 9, 2019

Twenty-three community members became officers of the court during a CASA of the Pikes Peak Region swearing-in ceremony at the El Paso County Combined Courts on Tuesday. “I want to extend a great thank you to all of you for helping out in our process,” Chief 4th Judicial District Court Judge William Bain told the…

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CASA looking for more men to become advocates

April 4, 2019

CASA is looking for more men to become advocates for boys in the foster care system in El Paso and Teller counties. Fox21 News came out to the CASA Dudes and Brews event in April to help highlight the need for male volunteers. Check out the segment below!

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17 citizens sworn in at courthouse as CASA volunteers this week

March 20, 2019

March 20, 2019 (Colorado Springs, Colo.) – CASA of the Pikes Peak Region is pleased to introduce you to the newest class of volunteers  who were sworn in as officers of the court by Judge William Bain at the El Paso County Combined Courts on Monday. Twelve of the 17 new volunteers were sworn in…

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