CASA seeks more volunteers from Teller County

Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) volunteers speak up for the rights and well-being of abused and neglected children. CASA of the Pikes Peak Region serves Colorado’s 4th Judicial District which is El Paso and Teller Counties. CASA specifically needs more volunteers to serve in Teller County and to advocate for the children whose cases are in the Cripple Creek Courthouse.

Judge Billings-Vela highlights the need for CASAs in her courtroom:

“It’s important that our Teller County cases have locally trained CASAs who understand our community’s strengths, challenges and culture.” she said. “We don’t currently have enough local CASAs to assign to every case. CASA’s mission to represent the best interests of victims of child abuse, neglect and family violence in court provides an additional layer of support, advocacy and information gathering that I appreciate having when making decisions impacting children and families. Frankly, these are among the most difficult and important cases a judge can handle.”

Ready to stand up for the safety and well-being of a child in Teller County?  Apply by now to be part of the Teller training class.

Once we have received your application we will review it and call you to set up an in-person interview. All CASA volunteer candidates must complete a thorough screening and background check.

For more information contact Jennifer Swan at 719-354-1798

Click here to learn more about the roles and responsibilities of a CASA volunteer