Casa for Kids Inc

WASHINGTON, PA   |  casawashington.org

Mission

The mission of CASA for Kids, Inc., is to advocate for the best interests of abused and neglected children in the Washington County juvenile court system. By training community volunteers to serve as fact finders and speak for the children in court, children's needs are met to ensure safety, permanency, and the opportunity to thrive in their lives.

Ruling year info

2002

Executive Director

Carrie Richardson

Main address

382 West Chestnut Street Suite 108B

WASHINGTON, PA 15301 USA

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EIN

47-0849282

NTEE code info

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (P01)

IRS filing requirement

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Programs and results

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Our programs

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

CASA for Kids Inc

CASA trains community volunteers to speak for the best interest of children in court. These children are victims of abuse and neglect and need our help in achieving stability in a forever home.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

Where we work

Affiliations & memberships

Charity of Excellence Washington County Community Foundation 2020

How we listen

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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?

    The Court Appointed Special Advocate program (CASA for Kids, Inc.) advocates on behalf of the abused and neglected children in the Juvenile Court System of Washington County, PA. CASA for Kids, Washington trains community volunteers to act as fact-finders and to provide the judge with the most accurate information as it pertains to the child (children). Each CASA volunteer is assigned to one case and the CASA stays on the case until it is closed, often as times this could be 2 years or even longer. Currently, we have 70 CASA volunteers advocating on behalf of 170 children.

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

    Case management notes,

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

    To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    CASA for Kids, Washington has facilitated several direct mail appeals and has secured major gift funding to secure an additional employee to the program side of the organization. This will allow us to advocate for additional children in the juvenile court system.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    The people we serve, Our staff, Our board, Our funders, Our community partners,

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

    We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We act on the feedback we receive,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback,

Financials

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Operations

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Casa for Kids Inc

Board of directors
as of 8/30/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mrs. Kelly Swift

Board leadership practices

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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
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes