FAMILY LAW CASA OF KING COUNTY

Giving Children a Voice in Court

aka Family Law CASA   |   Tukwila, WA   |  www.familylawcasa.org

Mission

Family Law CASA advocates for children in some of the toughest custody cases in King County. Addressing a frightening gap in services, CASA provides a court appointed special advocate in high risk cases that involve allegations of physical & sexual abuse, domestic violence, neglect, drug & alcohol abuse, criminal activity, health, education, &/or untreated mental illness. The children typically have no other supportive service to monitor for their safety and they are not the subject of an active dependency action and therefore they do not have a social worker assigned for their benefit, or any legal representation. A CASA advocate gathers information, reports and makes recommendations to the court for a safe plan and family services.

Ruling year info

2002

Executive Director

Ms Deidre McCormack Martin

Main address

16300 Christensen Road Suite 306

Tukwila, WA 98188 USA

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EIN

14-1840620

NTEE code info

Children's and Youth Services (P30)

Family Services (P40)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (I01)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

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Programs and results

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Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Court Appointed Special Advocates

Giving lower income children a voice in King County's toughest contested custody cases when serious allegations of domestic violence, substance abuse, untreated mental illness, abuse and neglect exist.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

Where we work

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • Who are the people you serve with your mission?

    We serve children, and we collect feedback from the families of those children we serve

  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.),

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals,

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    Our staff,

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, It is difficult to identify actionable feedback,

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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FAMILY LAW CASA OF KING COUNTY

Board of directors
as of 4/9/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Sherri Anderson

Law Offices of Sherri M. Anderson Inc.

Term: 2020 - 2021

Kellie McKenna

Moss Adams CPA

Dr. Melanie English

Child Custody Evaluations and Family Mediation Services

Susan McIntosh

Community volunteer

Blake Hilty

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David Stanley

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Daphne Kelley

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Christine Wickland

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Jamie Johnston

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Debbie Bertlin

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Gary Sampson

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Hillary Collyer

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Megan Charles

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Bryan Digel

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Joel Odimba Jr

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Rebecca Steele

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Chenese Williams

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Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 04/09/2021

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 04/09/2021

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

Data
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We disaggregate data by demographics, including race, in every policy and program measured.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.