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Stand up for an abused child.®


Be the difference. Every year in Colorado, more than 50,000 reports of child abuse and neglect are filed, and more than 11,000 children enter foster care.

Court Appointed Special Advocates of Jefferson and Gilpin Counties (CASA Jeffco/Gilpin) serves the 1st Judicial District, which ranked second of 22 Districts in Colorado for the number of abuse and neglect cases file in 2012.

Appointed by judges, our highly trained volunteers serve as independent investigators and advocates for abused and neglected children in Jefferson and Gilpin counties.

Our volunteers make a difference. Anyone can be a part of CASA. Whether you donate your time, services or dollars, you can be a powerful voice in the life of a child.



A Night for CASA was a HUGE success!
We would like to thank everyone who attended and generously gave to our annual event “A Night for CASA”!  It was an amazing success raising over $114,000!  We had 190 people showing their kindness, their compassion, and their support for the work done by CASA of Jefferson and Gilpin Counties.  This brings much-needed awareness to child abuse and neglect in our community.  A big thank you to former Denver Broncos star Reggie Rivers for making this evening one to remember.



District Court Judge Ann Gail Meinster states: “I have the privilege of working with many CASA volunteers. CASA Jeffco/Gilpin is an amazing organization that performs a critical community service for the most vulnerable children in the 1st Judicial District. CASA volunteers partner with other professionals working on cases. They provide a service that supplements the work of Guardians ad litem and caseworkers. They provide accurate, thoughtful and independent reporting to other parties to the case and the Court. CASA volunteers can sometimes be the one person who sees safety issues that are missed by others. I find the Program and its volunteers to be invaluable. My wish is to assign a CASA volunteer to every case of child abuse.”