We provide a voice in court for abused and neglected children and a safe place in the community for conflict-free family interactions.
What We Do:
Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) volunteers are appointed by judges to represent the best interests of children who have been victims of abuse or neglect. Following an intensive 40-hour training on all aspects of Dependency & Neglect cases and child abuse, volunteers meet weekly with the children to whom they are appointed.
Volunteers visit with the children weekly, gather information from family members, medical professionals, teachers and therapists, and then make recommendations to the court regarding services for and placement of the children.
CASA volunteers commit to stay with each case until it is closed (usually 12-18 months) and the child is placed in a safe, permanent home. For many abused children, their CASA volunteer will be the one constant adult presence in their lives during this difficult time.
The Harmony Houses, a program of CASA of Larimer County, are located in Fort Collins and Loveland and provide a safe, home-like setting for supervised visits and exchanges between children and their non-custodial parent. Please refer to the Harmony House link at left for more information.
CASA and the Harmony House serve children in the 8th Judicial District (Larimer and Jackson counties) from birth to age 18.