CONTRIBUTED BY CASA
After much planning and anticipation, on July 8, the Court Appointed Special Advocates offices moved from the Adams County Justice Center to the Adams County Human Services Center located at 11860 North Pecos Street, Suite 2700 in Westminster.
CASA has gratefully utilized donated office space in the Adams County Justice Center for the past 19 years. However, several factors made this space unsustainable as we move forward. We are continuing to grow as we work toward the goal of serving every child in need, and we have filled our current offices to capacity. In addition, the courthouse staff is also expanding, so not only could they not provide us additional space, but they also need the space we currently occupy to accommodate their own growth.
As these limitations became ever more apparent, Board Chair Bob Grant, Board Vice-Chair Donna Alengi, and I began discussions with Adams County leadership to identify a suitable option for CASA. To their credit and with our appreciation, our Adams County partners never questioned whether they would provide space, just what space it would be. When they planned and constructed the Adams County Human Services Center, they brought all of the counties’ human services to one location. Recognizing that many community non-profits support the same residents, they also included square footage for these non-profits to have office space in the new building. The Community Partners Space on the main level at the eastern end is where CASA will be housed.
After the move, the CASA office will maintain satellite offices at both the Adams County Justice Center and Broomfield Combined Courts for our staff and CASA Volunteers to utilize when they are attending court. Our Broomfield office has not moved, and our Adams County satellite office will be located in one of our current locations on the first floor of the courthouse immediately to the right of the entrance foyer. Phone numbers for staff changed effective July.The full list of staff members and their new extensions/contact informations listed on their website (www.casa17th.org).
In conjunction with Adams County Human Services, an open house of the new space will be held in the coming weeks. The date is to be determined.
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