“The rural court in Cripple Creek is small and exudes a caring attitude toward the children it serves. The court also openly shows its appreciation for the professionalism and time CASA volunteers give.” – Volunteer, Mary Hocevar
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED IN TELLER COUNTY
Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) volunteers speak up for the rights and well-being of abused and neglected children. CASA volunteers help ensure the needs of kids in the foster care system are heard—in the community and in the courtroom. As a CASA volunteer you will not only bring positive change to the lives of these vulnerable children, but also their children and generations to come. And in doing so, you will enrich your life as well.
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.”
The specialized training CASAs receive and their willingness to serve make them great assets on a case. Because our CASA volunteers typically only work with one case at a time, I know those children have an extra voice advocating for their best interests,” said Judge Billings-Vela.
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 Uriko Stout, 719-447-9898 x1060.