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Local businesses support CASA in unique ways

January 17, 2013

Meet Circle of IMPACT Business Partners

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Infographic: CASA by the Numbers

January 16, 2013

CASA figures from Fiscal Year 2011-2012. See the full Annual Report to the Community.

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CASA Expands Supervised Child Exchanges and Visitations to Teller County

January 15, 2013

A family-focused service that provides a safe place for parents and children to build positive relationships. Volunteers are needed in Divide and Cripple Creek.

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CASA Volunteer Marilyn B. featured on KKTV’s Moms Everyday

January 7, 2013

Seasoned volunteer Marilyn Bardash shares her insights about being a Court Appointed Special Advocate and how she’s been able to impact the children she’s served.

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Success by 6: Promoting Early Learning and Literacy

January 1, 2013

CASA is an affiliate of Pikes Peak United Way’s school readiness initiative to prepare children to succeed in school and in life.

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A word about the recent “Failed to Death” articles

November 29, 2012

On behalf of the statewide network of CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates), our hearts go out to the families who have lost a child due to abuse or neglect.

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We Can Do Better: Improving Educational Outcomes for Foster Youth

October 5, 2012

For many children, back-to-school season is a time of new opportunities: schedules to figure out, new teachers to get to know, friends to be made. Last week a neighbor of mine proudly showed off a photograph of our neighborhood children waiting with lots of smiles for the bus to pick them up. There’s a group…

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Fostering Futures: Helping Older Youth Transition From Foster Care to Successful, Independent Adults

October 5, 2012

To help address the unique challenges faced by older foster youth, the National CASA Association has launched a program titled Fostering Futures. Each year, an estimated 25,000 young people between the ages of 16 to 21 are legally required to emancipate – or age out – from the foster care system. Aging out of foster…

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Over-medication a concern among foster kids

July 19, 2012

“I had nowhere to go.  Like I was stuck.  Like I couldn’t move.  Like I felt like I was so drowsy, I couldn’t even wake up,” 15-year-old Sophia said of her medications. Sophia was taking about 12 pills daily, including Lithium and Adderall. Court Appointed Special Advocate Michelle Lobato became concerned about Sophia’s health and intervened…

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“Heard, valued, empowered, supported, respected, normal…”

July 5, 2012

… these are a few of the words foster youth use to describe how their CASA volunteer makes them feel as highlighted in this excerpt from National CASA CEO Michael Piraino’s annual State of CASA address.  Michael shares thoughts about foster care reform and introduces a young man whose life was changed by his CASA volunteer.  

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