In 1977, a Seattle juvenile court judge concerned about making drastic decisions with in sufficient information conceived the idea of citizen volunteers speaking up for the best interests of abused and neglected children in the courtroom. From that has grown more than 950 CASA programs.
Voices For Children CASA was established in 1985 by Boulder members of the Junior League of Denver and the Boulder County Bar Association.
A child with a CASA is:
• more likely to be adopted.
• half as likely to re-enter foster care.
• substantially less likely to spend time in long-term foster care.
• more likely to have a plan for permanency, especially for children of color.
• more likely to do well in school.
In 2015, our CASA volunteers selflessly devoted countless hours in service to 147 children through the CASA program. An additional 16 children were by CASA volunteers working to achieve educational success with students in truancy court.
To apply to become a CASA, click here