Casey Ballinger is a Post-Conviction Victim Advocate (PCVA) with The Blue Bench, metro Denver’s only comprehensive sexual assault prevention and support center. Prior to her role with The Blue Bench, Casey has worked with survivors of intimate partner violence in both legal and residential settings and provided advocacy to individuals and families experiencing homelessness in the Denver area. She holds a Bachelor of Social Work from Metropolitan State University of Denver and a Master of Social Work from Colorado State University. Casey has played an integral role in the development of The Blue Bench’s post-conviction programming and was the first advocate to adopt the title in Denver since its conception in Denver Adult Probation in 2019. In her current role, she provides advocacy and representation for survivors of sexual harm as they navigate the complexities of their criminal legal cases following the sentencing phase. Casey also currently sits as a victim representative on the Sex Offender Management Board.