Child Advocates-Denver CASA’s mission is to advocate
for the best interests of abused and neglected children in Denver
Juvenile Court through the services of specially selected and trained
community volunteers from diverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds.
The idea of a Court Appointed Special Advocate was originally started
by a Judge in 1977 who felt that children needed more support as they
moved through the dependency and neglect system. He also felt that
someone had to speak directly for them during the process.
A CASA is a trained community member who acts as an agent of the court.
They work directly with the professionals on the case to make sure that
the best interests of the children and youth they serve are always
front-and-center. A young person who has a CASA Volunteer has the best
chance of a successful outcome.