CASA of the Pikes Peak Region has earned 100% compliance on more than 500 quality assurance standards to be re-certified by the National Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) Association. A minimum of 85% compliance is required for all standards. This certification process is required every four years and recognizes that CASA of the Pikes Peak Region is in compliance with National CASA’s high standards for quality child advocacy.
“The National CASA quality assurance process is very rigorous, and reflects our commitment to ensure every child we serve has the most powerful volunteer advocate working on their behalf. This certification says CASA of the Pikes Peak Region has demonstrated to us a strong capacity to provide excellent services to the abused and neglected children within their community.” – Michael Piraino, CEO of the National CASA Association
The certification process required six months of work from a committee comprised of CASA of the Pikes Peak Region board members Janet Suthers and Aje Sakamoto, Court Appointed Special Advocate volunteer John Courtney, and staff. We believe children deserve the best advocacy possible, said CASA Board Chair Heather Kelly. “The assessment is part of our focus on ensuring that CASA is helping abused and neglected children find safe and permanent homes in the most effective and cost-efficient ways.”