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Welcome New Advocates in Teller County

October 14, 2017

  We extend our appreciation and congratulations to the new Teller County Court Appointed Special Advocate volunteers sworn in by Judge Linda Billings-Vela on October 13th. These dedicated citizens will soon begin the important work of advocating for the best interests of abused and neglected children in the courtroom and the community. Judge Billings-Vela highlighted the…

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Advocating for Children Who Have Witnessed Domestic Violence

October 3, 2017

  Children exposed to domestic violence experience emotional, mental, and social damage that can affect their developmental growth October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, an issue that many of the children and youth CASA serves have faced in some way in their young lives. Effectively advocating for youth in care means acknowledging they face…

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CASA by the Numbers

September 1, 2017

CASA BY THE NUMBERS CASA of the Pikes Peak Region provides distinct programs specifically designed to address the unique needs of abused and neglected children and those involved in high conflict custody disputes. Below are the numbers of children and families served in fiscal year 2015/16: Dependency and Neglect Program:  Judges appoint CASA volunteers to advocate for the…

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Thank you to Light of Hope North guests and supporters

August 28, 2017

  2017 Light of Hope North Luncheon Wednesday, October 4, 2017 12:30 – 1:30pm  The Wedgewood at Black Forest 12375 Black Forest Road Contact Jill Cheetham  with questions, 719-447-9898 ext. 1026 or Special Thanks to Event Sponsors: Promise Circle: Focus on the Family Moody Insurance Agency Penrose-St. Francis Health Services Positive Images Photography, Black…

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Join us for our next Volunteer Info Hour: Dec. 19

August 23, 2017

Join us for a one-hour informational session to learn more about how you can stand up for the rights and well-being of abused or neglected child.

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Advocating for Educational Success

August 16, 2017

As kids head back to school, CASA volunteers are spending a little extra time in the classroom as well. A CASA volunteers’ connection and presence in our children’s school is crucial. Placement changes with children moving to different foster homes and schools can frequently create confusion and important information can be lost. CASA volunteers can provide consistency and the continuity necessary to…

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CASA Earns Charity Navigator’s Highest Rating for Fifth Consecutive Year

August 1, 2017

CASA of the Pikes Peak Region’s sound fiscal management practices and commitment to accountability and transparency have earned us a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator.

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Judge Martinez Retires – Welcome to New Chief Judge William Bain

July 25, 2017

CASA extends our gratitude and very best wishes to Fourth Judicial District Chief Judge Gilbert Martinez upon his retirement. Judge Martinez (pictured left), who took pride in swearing in all new CASA volunteers as officers of the court, has dedicated his career on the bench to the safety and welfare of children and he will…

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New Faces at CASA

July 24, 2017

  Hello from interim Executive Director Mittie Pedraza Dependency & Neglect (D&N) Program Manager Crystal Erickson introduces new D&N Volunteer Coordinator Katherine Hastings Director of Programs Angela Rose introduces new Volunteer Recruitment Manager Uriko Stout Blooper Reel: A few video out takes, just for fun…

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CASA Receives National Grant to Benefit More Children

July 17, 2017

CASA of the Pikes Peak Region has been awarded a $37,000 Youth Advocacy grant from the National Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) Association. Funds will be used to help more abused or neglected children in the Pikes Peak region benefit from the services of a CASA volunteer. CASA of the Pikes Peak Region is one…

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