CASA for Kids of East Texas, Inc.

aka CASA   |   Tyler, TX   |  www.casaforkidsofeasttexas.org

Mission

The mission of CASA for Kids of East Texas is to support abused and neglected children in Smith, Van Zandt and Wood Counties by providing court appointed trained community volunteers who advocate for loving, safe and permanent outcomes.

Ruling year info

1990

Executive Director

Mary Jo Burgess

Main address

3616 West Way Street CASA for Kids of East Texas-Tyler

Tyler, TX 75703 USA

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EIN

75-2319553

NTEE code info

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (O01)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (F01)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

We support child victims of abuse and neglect who are removed from their homes.

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?

Justice is Served

Justice is Served is our annual dinner and auction open to the community and held in April during National Child Abuse Prevention month. Tickets and sponsorship opportunities are available.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of children served.

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Children and youth

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of volunteers

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Children and youth

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of positive outcomes for assigned children.

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Child victims of abuse or neglect are in need of someone to advocate for their best interests while seeking to obtain a permanent, safe and loving outcome. We recruit, train and support volunteers who serve in the role of guardian ad litem.

Recruit, train and support volunteers. Provide the most current and best practices in training, child advocacy, understanding children in crises, PTSD, child development stages, coping mechanisms, ways of acting out. How to build relationships with traumatized children, communication strategies, testifying in court, court report writing. Working cohesively with the court system: CPS, attorneys, judges, law enforcement, other child advocacy agencies, health providers, educators, foster parents, biological parents, relatives, etc.

Community Support and generosity; large pool of passionate, qualified volunteers. Productive relationships with the community, court team.

Serve 100% of children assigned to us by the court. Purchase and renovate new campus facility to accommodate growth in service and meet volunteer and staff needs.

Financials

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Operations

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

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CASA for Kids of East Texas, Inc.

Board of directors
as of 5/10/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Jerrod Fishback

Rose Heights Church

Term: 2021 - 2021

Robert Rivers

Trane Technologies

Tameeka MItchell

KETK

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? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 04/15/2021

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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

No data

Disability

No data