Friends of CASA,
As you read this Impact Report for our fiscal year that ended June 30, 2017, please know that you are an important part of the story. Thank you for being someone who said YES — I can do that! As a volunteer, donor, committee or board member, you are an important part of the story that made a huge impact in our 24th year in service.
We are the CASA Movement
We are There to Change Lives
And we do. Children who have an advocate receive more services that are critical to their well-being. They are more likely to succeed in school. And while their cases are among the most difficult and heartbreaking, children with a CASA volunteer spend less time in foster care.
- 303 volunteers advocated for 509 abused and neglected children — the most vulnerable members of our society.
- 28,000 hours of service were donated by CASA volunteers providing $768,278 in value to the community.
- 91 new volunteers completed 30 hours of pre-service training to join our team of advocates.
- We launched a specialized training program called “Fostering Futures” to give our volunteers who work with teens extra tools to help our youth create strong plans for living independently.
We are There for the Judge
To make decisions that affect the rest of a child’s life, judges need to know the child. We help them do that. We take the time to get to know the child at the heart of each case. We go where they go. We talk to people who touch their lives — parents and foster parents, family members, social workers, attorneys, therapists, coaches. We gather the details only a dedicated volunteer with a caseload of ONE can deliver.