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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. Children with a CASA volunteer are half as likely to spend time in long-term foster care. Cases with a CASA volunteer are more likely to be permanently closed.

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.



This year’s event will be held on September 26th, at the Marriott Denver West.  The evening festivities will start at 6:00 pm and will feature a silent auction, live auction, sit down dinner and program.  All proceeds will go to the continuation of advocacy for child abuse and neglect victims in Jefferson and Gilpin counties.  Please contact Melissa Hellmuth at 303.271.6539 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) for Sponsorship opportunities.  To purchase a ticket and preview auction items go to Event



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.”



During this year’s 35 Faces of CASA campaign, we profiled judges, volunteers, former foster youth, CASA program staff and others, showing the breadth of the community that supports the CASA mission. We’d like to sincerely thank all the programs and staff who shared their stories with us.

This summer and fall, over a thousand photos were uploaded to the 35 Faces site by supporters, program staff and others who wanted to express their solidarity with everyone who works on behalf of abused and neglected children in America.