It is the mission of CASA of Larimer County to advocate for safe, nurturing, and permanent connections to family and community so children who have experienced abuse and neglect have the opportunity to thrive. We accomplish our mission through two programs; Court Appointed Special Advocates and Harmony House.  While we provide different services through each program, both of our programs work to ensure the safety of children in our community while providing objective documentation to help the courts determine the best interest for children.

Court Appointed Special Advocates

CASA volunteers go through an intensive screening and training process before being sworn in by the Chief Judge to become a 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.

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 in their lives during this difficult time.

We are currently only able to serve 40% of the children needing advocacy here in Larimer County and have set a goal to provide a CASA volunteer to every child involved in Dependency and Neglect cases by the end of 2020.

Are You Interested In Becoming A CASA Volunteer?

If you or someone you know would like more information on becoming a CASA volunteer and advocating for a child, please click the link below, or fill out the following form to contact Community Engagement Specialist, Julie Phillips.

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