Dependency & Neglect
Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) Volunteers provide the Court and other responsible persons with independent and objective information regarding the safety, permanency and wellbeing of the child. CASAs learn of the opportunities for advocacy by spending time with their child. Children and youth involved in our Dependency & Neglect program are appointed through the court system and not referrals.
Truancy CASA Volunteers are appointed to cases that are open due to underlying barriers keeping the child out of school. They help to understand such barriers to help children achieve academic success. They work closely with the school district and professionals to mitigate concerns before they rise to the level of a Dependency & Neglect case.
Legacy Project Mentors work with a young person between the ages of 13 and 23 to assist with acquiring life skills, goal setting, and resource navigation within the community. Many of the participants have been involved in the foster care system, the truancy system or the juvenile justice system.
Tutors provide an additional resource to aid in the work being done in our other programs by supporting students in accomplishing their academic goals. Tutors assist with homework, learning concepts, and reading through virtual and/or in person contact.
Juvenile delinquency CASA volunteers are appointed to cases where the youth has an open juvenile delinquency case. The juvenile justice system is intricate and complicated. Volunteers will focus on the youth’s strengths and set goals as they provide ongoing support and advocacy to reduce recidivism.
If you are interested in learning more about volunteering with one of our programs, please fill out the form below and a member of our team will be in touch soon!
Lisa, Legacy Mentor
Brad, Truancy CASA Volunteer
Jeff, CASA Volunteer
- Be 21-years-old
- Complete 30 hours of initial training
- Commit for 18 months
- Spend time with CASA child(ren) weekly
- Write court report for each court hearing
- Complete 12 hours of continuing education annually
Step 1: Attend a 60 minute informational meeting
Step 2: Complete an interview
Step 3: Complete background checks
Sterling Volunteers – Nationwide criminal background check, government watch list search, DOJ sex offender Registry, motor vehicle record (No DUI/DWAI), CBI (Colorado Bureau of Investigation), and a Social Security Search. We ask volunteers to pay for the cost of this background check which starts around $40.00.
Colorado TRAILS – Child Abuse Database and Registry (we will cover the cost of this background check).
Fingerprints – Complete all required fingerprint checks located here.
Step 4: Sign up for training!
Sign up for training! After completing the above steps, you will be sent a link to sign up for new volunteer training.
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