Child Advocates - Denver CASA

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.

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Early Education Intervention Advocacy Program

Class

Education 

Beneficiaries

At-Risk Populations
Children (4-12 years)
Families
Parents

Description

Noting a lack of work in and out of schools to prevent truancy, Denver CASA has partnered with Denver Public Schools and Schmitt Elementary School to develop the Early Education Intervention and Advocacy Program (EEIA). The program, currently in the early stages of implementation, provides mentors to children in K - 5th grades and their families who are at risk of becoming truant, thus preventing the opening of a truancy case. Child Advocates - Denver CASA manages the recruitment, training, and management of volunteers for this program; financial support for this program assists in these efforts to ensure volunteers working with families are thoroughly trained and supervised.

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Youth Empowerment Program

Class

Youth Development 

Beneficiaries

Adolescents/Youth (13-19 years)
At-Risk Populations
Crime/Abuse Victims
Females
Males

Description

The Youth Empowerment Program (YEP) is designed to make sure that youth in the judicial system, despite their adverse circumstances and current out-of-home placements, become independent and productive adults. Each YEP activity and workshop is designed to greatly increase the likelihood of participants securing stable employment, leading healthy lives, and, most importantly, being able to properly cope with the trauma they have experienced.

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Truancy Program

Class

Education 

Beneficiaries

Adolescents/Youth (13-19 years)
At-Risk Populations
Children (4-12 years)
Crime/Abuse Victims
Ethnic/Racial Minorities

Description

The Truancy Program was launched to curb school absenteeism by identifying barriers to educational success and reporting them to the court. The program trains current CASAs on truancy court procedures and then assigns them to work directly with a student with an open truancy court case.

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Prevention and Survivor Support of Commercially Sexually Exploited Children

Class

Animal-Related 

Beneficiaries

Adolescents/Youth (13-19 years)
At-Risk Populations
Children (4-12 years)
Crime/Abuse Victims

Description

The Prevention and Survivor Support of Commercially Sexually Exploited Children was developed in response to the growing concern of law enforcement and child welfare providers about the commercial sexual exploitation of youth. According to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, over 3,000 of their children served were likely victims of child sex trafficking. Denver CASA aims to have provided 75% of CASAs with training that will help them support and work with survivors.

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CASA Volunteer Program

Class

Civil Rights, Social Action & Advocacy 

Beneficiaries

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)
Crime/Abuse Victims
Ethnic/Racial Minorities -- General
Families
Youth/Adolescents only (14 - 19 years)

Description

Child Advocates-Denver CASA recruits, trains and supervises volunteers to advocate on behalf of abused and neglected children that are involved in the Denver Juvenile Court.

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Evidence of Program's Success

According to the National CASA organization, 90% of children who have a CASA assigned to them are placed in permenent homes more quickly and do not have need for additional intervention from social services and child protection agencies.

Children with a CASA volunteer are substancially less likely to spend time in long-term foster care. Cases involving a CASA volunteer are more likely to be permenently closed successfully than cases where a CASA is not assigned.

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