CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) for children had its beginnings in the Seattle area in the late 1970's. CASA of the Pikes Peak Region got its start in 1989 after studies conducted by the Junior League of Colorado Springs indicated child abuse victims in El Paso and Teller county did not have proper representation and advocacy. It should be noted that after 27 years, over 13,000 children's lives have been changed for the better in the 4th Judicial District.
CASA also helps local youth in ways that extend beyond the courtroom. There are several other programs under the CASA roof, including the The Milton Foster Childen's Fund, which offers enrichment and educational opportunities to youth in foster care that helps them build the self-esteem and resiliency needed to become healthy adults.
The CASA office is located in Downtown Colorado Springs at 418 S. Weber, 80903. Their phone number is 719-447-9898. Visit them online at www.casappr.org.
CASA is participating in the Give! Campaign this year. You can find out more about that here: indygive.com