CASA - First Judicial District

Contact Information
Mailing Address: 
466 West San Francisco Street
Santa Fe
New Mexico
Counties of Location: 
Santa Fe
(505) 820-1500
General Organization Email: 
Program Information
NTEE Code: 
I- Crime, Legal Related
O- Youth Development
P- Human Services
R- Civil Rights, Social Action, Advocacy
Mission Statement: 
The mission of CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates), First Judicial District is to recruit, train and support community volunteers who advocate for the well being and best interests of abused and neglected children in foster care in Santa Fe, Rio Arriba and Los Alamos Counties.

CASA provides highly-trained, competent and committed community volunteers to advocate for children who have been abused and/or neglected by their parents. These volunteers are appointed by the judge to a child or sibling group, spending an average of 100 hours a year getting to know the children, their needs, and their dreams. They speak up for the children' best interest in, and out of, the courtroom while court proceedings are determining the future of the child: return to a safe home, be legally freed for adoption, or stay in foster care until they age out of the system at 18. The CASA volunteer acts as the eyes and ears of the court, making written recommendations and bringing an independent, common sense point of view to the attention of the judge.

In 2007 we created the Power Up program for these older youth transitioning out of care, and were recently chosen by the National CASA Association as a pilot site to test their own curriculum which prepares volunteers to better help transitioning youth. This pilot and grant, called Fostering Futures, allows us to train CASA volunteers all over NM to help our youth become successful, productive adults with a wide circle of support in their own communities.

Populations Served: 
Children and Youth
Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender
Low Income
Men and Boys
Native American
Women and Girls
Counties Served: 
Los Alamos
Rio Arriba
Santa Fe
Year Founded: 
Annual Budget: 
$100,000 - $249,999
1 to 5 FTE
Executive Director: 
Janice B. Quinn
Board and Volunteer Positions: 
Accepts inquiries about volunteering
Accepts inquiries about board member positions
Nonprofit Status: 
Has 501(c)(3) nonprofit status from the IRS
Current Volunteer Opportunities
There are no volunteer opportunities from this organization.
Current Job Listings
Job City Posted onsort icon How to Apply
Executive Director Santa Fe Mar 26 2012 Send letter of interest, resume (with references) and salary requirements via email only to NO TELEPHONE CALLS PLEASE. No applicant references will be contacted without the applicant's prior permission. Applications will be screened by the Board's search committee in April, interviews conducted in May and the successful applicant will be expected to assume job responsibilities in June.


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