The CASA Mission

To Strengthen families and communities through trauma-informed advocacy, support and services.

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

We extend our congratulations to several new advocates sworn in yesterday, October 14, by Judge Thompson at the Summit County courthouse.  This dedicated crew will soon begin the important work of advocating for our children in the courtroom and our community.

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.