Mile High Magazine 04/25/2021 CASA

Guest: Leah Varnell Executive Director of CASA and Judge Gail Meinster CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) was started by a judge in Seattle in the late 70’s who felt he was not getting enough information to make informed decisions on child abuse cases that he had.  Since the pandemic, they have seen a 50% decrees in cases reported to the hotline for child abuse.  This is not because the abuse has been declining; it is because there are not as many eyes to see what is going on to help these children.  The court gets involved when someone reaches out to Human Services about the abuse.  Most of the reports of abuse comes from the schools or doctors.  https://denvercasa.org/

Published: Monday, April 26, 2021   |   Runtime: 15:17