Child Advocates - Denver CASA

CASA Volunteers represent, among many things, stability; they are often the only consistency in cases that can last upwards of two years and sometimes longer. Our volunteers fill a unique and unmet need for individualized attention for children who have experienced abuse and neglect.

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General Information

General
Official Name
Child Advocates - Denver Casa​​​​​​​
DBA/Trade Name(s)
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Former Name(s)
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Acronym
Court Appointed Special Advocate
Date Established
1995
Offers Additional Colorado State Tax Credit
None
Tax ID
84-1300565
Addresses
Headquarters Address
960 Clarkson Street
Denver, CO 80218
Colorado Location
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Mailing Address
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Phone/Fax
Main Phone Number
303-832-4592
Fax Number
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Other Phone Number
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Web/Email
Email
info@denvercasa.org
Website
www.denvercasa.org
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Mission Statement

The mission of Child Advocates-Denver CASA is to advocate for the best interest of abused and neglected children in Denver Juvenile Court through the services of specially selected and trained community volunteers from diverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds.

Organization History

Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) is a nationwide program of volunteers appointed to support abused and neglected children who are involved with both Child Welfare and the Juvenile Court System. The CASA program was started in 1977 by a judge in Seattle, Washington, where the National CASA Association is still located. Presiding over thousands of child welfare cases, the judge noted deficiencies in the quality and quantity of information he received from case workers and Guardians ad Litem (attorneys for the child) that bore directly on the potentially life-altering decisions he was making for these children. The judge founded the CASA program to create special advocates who would speak on the behalf of children throughout the legal process. Founded in 1995, Child Advocates - Denver CASA aims to support these children and youth by recruiting, training and empowering hundreds of volunteers to mentor and advocate for them during this transition.

Testimonials

"CASAs are our eyes and ears. They are precious in our court. I wish I had a CASA on every case I saw." - Judge Donna Schmalberger, District Court Judge for the Denver Juvenile Court

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