The CASA Mission

Provide court advocacy and support in the 5th Judicial District of Colorado for abused and neglected children in pursuit of safe and permanent homes.

How to Get Involved

Change a Child’s Story

CASA volunteers are an amazing force for good, but we need more…

Your contribution, no matter the size, can help to change a child’s life…

There are many ways to get involved with CASA. Let’s Talk!

CASA in the News

CASA of the Continental Divide is Hiring!

Colleen Bergman, long time CASA employee resigns in May. Colleen started working at CASA in 2008 as an Advocate Manager. For the last 18 months she served as the Director of Programs, supervising case administration as well as serving on cases herself.

“After 12 years of employment with CASA of the Continental Divide, I decided to resign with May 4-8 being my last week with CASA of the Continental Divide. It has been a pleasure to get to know all of you personally and work beside you in advocating for the most vulnerable individuals in our community. Thank you for your ongoing dedication and support for CASA of the Continental Divide!” ~Colleen Bergman

Kathi Brown, Advocate Manager, will assume the Programs Director role in early May, hence we are currently seeking someone to fill the full-time position as Program Coordinator. This position is based in our main office in Dillon Colorado. We also seek to fill a new Outreach Coordinator position with someone who is based in Eagle County and will work 24 hours a week building and supporting our programs there. For more information about these positions, visit www.mtncasa.org or contact Karen Kaminski at 970-214-6909 or CASACD_ED@mtncasa.org. Both positions will start July 1, 2020.

Submit letter of interest and resume to casacd_ed@mtncasa.org by May 31st, 2020.

For more information about these positions contact Karen Kaminski at 970-214-6909 or CASACD_ED@mtncasa.org.

Child Advocates Needed!

Change a Child’s Story

Many Children are still in need of a CASA. Please Make A Difference and consider becoming a CASA Volunteer advocating for children in the 5th Judicial District.

CASA volunteers work for the Judge and are a sworn “friend” of the court.

CASA volunteers stay on the case until closed, which typically takes 18 months. Once appointed to a case, CASA volunteers dedicate approximately 15- 20 hours a month to a case. They are expected to complete 12 hours of continuing education annually and participate in monthly supervision/case management meetings with program staff.

CASA volunteer qualifications:

  • 21 years old, mature and responsible
  • Submit to routine background checks
  • Participate in an interview
  • Complete a 35-hour pre-service training
  • Have average computer skills, own a personal computer and have access to the internet

CASA of the Continental Divide offers pre-service volunteer trainings every other month. In this 7-week semi-independent volunteer training curriculum, students complete 5 self-guided sessions and participate in 4 – 3 hour in-person volunteer training sessions. The in-person volunteer training sessions reinforce concepts learned by completing the self-guided sessions. In addition to the pre-service volunteer training, students observe at least 2 courtroom proceedings and participate in the Colorado Mandatory Reporter training.