Northwest Rocky Mountain CASA
Court Appointed Special Advocates
More than 700,000 children experience abuse or neglect each year in the United States. Instead of playing with neighbors and making happy family memories, they are attending court hearings, adjusting to new foster homes and transitioning to new schools. That’s a heavy burden for a child to carry. With a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA), America’s most vulnerable children will have someone speaking up for their best interests.
Who are we?
Our Northwest Rocky Mountain CASA (NWRM CASA) serves the 14th Judicial District which is Routt, Moffat, and Grand Counties in Colorado. We have a small, hard-working staff, an engaged Board of Directors with representation from each county, and fantastic hands-on-with-the-children volunteers in each county – ALL of which are very passionate about helping children. Unfortunately with the COVID-19 pandemic and the wildfires, our services were needed more than ever and continue to be needed.
In early June, our Board President, Madeline Landgren, along with our Executive Director, Alan Hallman, attended the National CASA/GAL Conference to learn more about how to best support children experiencing abuse and neglect.
Here is what Madeline had to say about the conference:
I learned so much and have a revived passion to support the vulnerable children and families in our community. The GF Bettineski Child Advocate of the Year, Carolyn Muscari, said it best. After 40+ years she said that some days felt too hard, the situations were so sad and she felt so bad for these kids. Then she said, “A lot of people feel bad for these children but they don’t need me to feel bad for them, they need me to help them.” May I always remember her words, may I never become so paralyzed at the sight of the suffering of others that I forget that I have power to lessen their suffering through action.
Thank you for that inspiration Madeline!
NWRM CASA 2021
Our Impact By The Numbers
Served 30 abused and/or neglected children across the district served by CASA volunteers
Reunited 9 children with their parents
Sworn in 4 new CASA volunteers
For children to have safety, stability, and hope for the future.
To inspire, empower, and educate the community and volunteers to advocate for the best interests of the child.