As an Advocate on a case, there are certain requirements that you must commit to completing, that are included during your Initial Advocate Training and your Case Opening with a Senior Program Coordinator. Below are the forms that you will need to fulfill these requirements. If you have questions about the forms or the requirement expectations, please contact your Senior Program Coordinator.
CASA of Adams and Broomfield counties is pleased to roll out a new system for Outcomes Forms. We now have the ability to complete the Outcomes Forms directly in Optima. This will give our CASA Volunteer Advocates a powerful new tool to track the progress of the children on their case and see what areas the CASA can make the most impact on. This tool will also make data collection easier allowing CASA to display the great job it's advocates do. As with the old outcome forms we still ask that advocates fill them out before each hearing.
To help you adjust to this new system we have the following resources to guide you.
Court Report Template
Use this instructional court report template when completing your court report for every hearing on your case.
Use this form to help you organize what you would like to report to the judge at court.
Life Skills Assessment (ages 14-21)
The below assessment is to be completed by all youth ages 14 and above. There are two ways that you can plan to complete this requirement. You can either have the youth fill out the form online during a visit with you (easier option) OR you can have the youth fill out the hard copy print version form with your assistance during a visit and then you can fill out the form electronically afterwards.
- To print a hard copy of the Life Skills Assessment, simply click on the below link and then right click on the form and select PRINT.
- To fill out the assessment, click on the below link and fill out the questions and click SUMBIT at the end.
Please contact your Senior Program Coordinator if you have any further questions or concerns.
We want to know what the CASA children have to say about their experience having a CASA Volunteer Advocate in their lives. This information is important since CASA is all about listening to the voices of the children. Please have your CASA child fill out the below Youth Survey (your assistance is welcomed) 6 months after you were appointed to the case & when the case closes. Submit the completed form to your Senior Program Coordinator.
Additional Helpful Tools for your Advocacy Role
"What is CASA?" Forms
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|For Parents (Spanish)||For Foster Parents|
Transporting CASA Children
Each CASA Volunteer Advocate is REQUIRED to complete the below Transportation Waiver, submit it to your Coordinator and have it approved by your Coordinator each and every time you would like to transport your CASA kiddo. Below is the Transportation Waiver for you to download.
Maple Star Relative Affadavit
In an effort to continue to seek out permanent connections for our children/youth involved in D&N cases, if you become aware of any kin/permanent connections for children/youth on your cases that may not have been included on the initial Relative Affidavit form and initial diligent search, please submit that information directly to Maple Star on the attached form at any time! You may contact the caseworker directly for any updates on the new search . Below is the Maple Star form for you to download.
Helpful Tools for CASA Volunteer Advocates
- Abbreviations Master List
- CASA Glossary
- Colorado Children's Code - State Statue (Child Abuse & Neglect)
- Courtroom Layout
- Home Visits: Tips And Resources For Making Safe And Effective Home Visits
- How to Find a Police Report Online
- Guidelines for Interviewing Foster Parents
- Youth in Foster Care Bill of Rights
For more information on CASA Requirements, please contact your Peer Coordinator or Senior Program Coordinator.