MONTROSE – CASA of the 7th Judicial District (Court Appointed Special Advocates) has a new volunteer coordinator: Carlton Mason, who joined CASA in January, will work throughout the 7th Judicial District, with a special emphasis on developing CASA volunteers in Delta County.
Affiliated with the national and state CASA organizations, CASA of the 7th Judicial District is the Western Slope’s regional affiliate, working to strengthen and stabilize families and provide voices for children experiencing the devastating effects of abuse and neglect.
CASA of the 7th Judicial District reports a 95.8 percent judicial satisfaction rating, with its volunteers – designated friends of the court – providing additional “eyes and ears,” according to a CASA press release, as independent child advocates, formalizing their observations and recommendations in reports for the courts.
“CASA has given me an opportunity to work for at-risk children in Delta County. I look forward to inviting citizens of this community to become CASA Volunteers – it’s a unique way for individuals to make a tremendous difference in their community and in the life of a child.” Carlton said he would start work with an emphasis on “earning the trust and confidence of those people and agencies I hope to serve.”
Concerned citizens can become volunteers in the 7th Judicial District to make a difference in their communities for CASA. The CASA mission is “to help break the cycle of child abuse and neglect, and to advocate for safe, permanent, nurturing home for children in the 7th Judicial District utilizing highly trained and dedicated volunteers.” The 7th Judicial District on the Western Slope of Colorado is comprised of Montrose, Delta, Gunnison, San Miguel, Ouray, and Hinsdale counties.
To learn more about CASA’s mission and child advocacy efforts and for information about CASA or becoming a Delta County CASA Volunteer, contact Carlton at 970/209-4606. To donate or for information on other ways to support CASA, call 249-0337 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. For information about National CASA, visit www.casaforchildren.org.