Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) is a national, volunteer-based, nonprofit organization that recruits, trains and supports community volunteers, CASAs, to represent the best interests of child victims of abuse and neglect that are currently in the judicial system. CASA Volunteers ensure that the child's physical, mental, educational, and emotional needs are being met, and advocate for the child in court, all the while supporting them in their journey to find a safe and permanent home.
CASA Volunteers are ordinary citizens, like you, doing extraordinary work. They establish stable relationships with children who have experienced abuse or neglect, getting to know their unique history and making informed recommendations to the court.
As a nonprofit organization, we are 100% funded by donations from community support, which allows us to continue to provide crucial advocacy for children who have experienced abuse or neglect in our community. In Adams & Broomfield Counties alone, there are approximately 1,600 children with an open abuse and neglect case each year. Over the last year, we were proud to serve over 620 children, but there are still many more children without a CASA Volunteer to be their voice and speak up for them in court.
If you are interested in joining our work by becoming a volunteer or donor, visit CASA 17th.org.