CASA of Jefferson and Gilpin Counties
Golden, Colorado, USA
MissionCASA of Jefferson and Gilpin Counties (CASA Jeffco/Gilpin) serves the most vulnerable children through awareness, advocacy, and support. With the dedication of hundreds of volunteers throughout Jefferson and Gilpin counties in Colorado, we serve the 1st Judicial District, which ranks 6th in the state for child abuse and neglect cases.
What We DoIn 2019-2020, CASA Jeffco/Gilpin volunteers were appointed to nearly 250 cases of child abuse and neglect, serving more than 400 children in the 1st Judicial District. CASA Jeffco/Gilpin is lucky to have the support of 329 active CASA Jeffco/Gilpin volunteers. Yet, we are only able to serve 34% of the cases that need a child advocate, leaving hundreds of children without a voice in our court system.
Of the children we serve:
- 10% sustained physical abuse
- 12% sustained sexual abuse
- 69% experienced neglect
- 9% were in domestic violence situations
The devastating effects of broken lives can be changed when a CASA volunteer steps up to advocate for abused and neglected children. Our dedicated, highly trained volunteers are the very cornerstone of our program at CASA Jeffco/Gilpin. They strive to ensure that children in protective custody receive the necessary services for their physical, emotional and educational well-being and safety.