CASA of the 7th Judicial District (Court Appointed Special Advocates) recently welcomed a new team member. Carlton Mason joined CASA in January as a new volunteer coordinator.
He'll be working throughout the 7th Judicial District, with a special emphasis to address the need for CASA Volunteers in Delta County.
Affiliated with the National and State CASA organizations, CASA of the 7th Judicial District is the regional affiliate working on the Western Slope to strengthen and stabilize families and provide voices for children experiencing the devastating effects of abuse and neglect.
CASA of the 7th Judicial District is a respected agency with a 95.8 percent judicial satisfaction rating. CASA volunteers — designated friends of the court — provide additional "eyes and ears" to cases on which they serve. Volunteers participate as independent child advocates, formalizing their observations and recommendations in reports for the courts to assist in the complex and difficult decision-making processes directly affecting the child.
"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." Asked how he will begin, Carlton responded, "by earning the trust and confidence of those people and agencies I hope to serve."
Becoming a CASA volunteer is a powerful way for concerned citizens in the 7th Judicial District to make a difference in their communities. CASA's mission is to help break the cycle of child abuse and neglect, and to advocate for safe, permanent, nurturing homes 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.