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Briefs-CASA

Advocate for an abused child, become a CASA volunteer.

Northwest Rocky Mountain CASA is now recruiting volunteers to become advocates in court for abused and neglected children in Routt, Moffat and Grand Counties. Training begins in October and applications are available online at http://www.nwrmcasa.org. CASAs provide abused children a voice in court to assist in assuring all children are placed in a safe, permanent home and that their social, emotional, educational and medical needs are met. CASAs (Court Appointed Special Advocates) provide needed information to the the Judge and coordinate with parties in a case with emphasis on the child’s needs. To become a CASA, a volunteer must be passionate about helping children and a good communicator. 32 hours of training is required and interested individuals must complete an application and interview. For more information about the program, process, or if becoming a CASA volunteer is right for you, please visit the website or call 970-819-6233.