Human Services

CASA of Larimer County

I am for the child

aka Court Appointed Special Advocate, INC   |   Ft Collins, CO   |  www.casalarimer.com

Mission

We are a voice in court for abused and neglected children and a safe place in the community for conflict free family interactions.

Ruling year info

1987

Executive Director

Mrs. Sabrina Stoker

Main address

3105 E. Harmony Road

Ft Collins, CO 80528 USA

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Formerly known as

CASA Program, INC

EIN

84-1048149

Cause area (NTEE code) info

Victims' Services (P62)

Children's and Youth Services (P30)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

We believe that every child deserves to live in a safe home with adults who care for them and protect them. Our CASA volunteers advocate in court and are consistent role models for the abused children they are working with to find a safe and permanent home.

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 Adovcates

CASA of Larimer County advocates for abused and neglected children in the legal system by partnering each child with a trained volunteer who is appointed by a judge to speak up for the child's best interest in court. A volunteer will meet with the child on a regular basis, consult with other professionals involved in the case (teachers, attorneys, therapists, foster parents, social workers), meet with extended family members and write objective reports to the court on the information they have gathered. These volunteers are often the one consistent person, the one consistent source of comfort, in the child's life as other professionals involved may change over the life of a case. CASA recruits, provides extensive training, supports, and supervises these volunteers. CASA of Larimer County also operates the Harmony House Visitation Centers. Here children my have visits or exchanges with their family in a safe, non-threatening, home-like setting under the supervision of a trained community volunteer. With this opportunity families may maintain their relationships which helps reduce ongoing trauma to the child(ren).

Population(s) Served
Children and youth (0-19 years)
Victims and oppressed people

The Harmony House provides a safe and home-like setting for supervised visitation for children and their non-custodial family members as well as a safe place for conflict-free exchanges for parents with shared custody. The house and grounds are integral to our services and set us apart from other organizations that may provide a similar service. Families can explore the houses together and use it much like they would in their own home. The Harmony House allows families to enjoy meals together, play outside, work on art projects, and continue making memories in a place that feels like home while the safety of the child is our upmost priority. As a member of the Supervised Visitation Network (SVN) program, the Harmony House has helped establish best practices for other supervised visitation facilities and continues to be a model, both locally and nationally.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth (0-19 years)
At-risk youth

Where we work

Accreditations

National CASA Association

Affiliations & memberships

Supervised Visitation Network

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 volunteers

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Court Appointed Special Adovcates

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

in 2018 we had 126 CASA volunteers, 18 Harmony House interns, and 315 volunteers provide specials projects and help at community events.

Total number of volunteer hours contributed to the organization

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

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of new advocates recruited

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Court Appointed Special Adovcates

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of community events or trainings held and attendance

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

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

We held 3 major community fundraisers with over 1,200 participants in combined attendance. We held 6 CASA training with 79 new CASA volunteers trained.

Number of children who receive advocacy

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

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

We served 245 children in our CASA program and an additional 232 children with supervised visitation services.

Charting impact

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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

What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

We are currently serving 50% of the children in need of a CASA volunteer and want to grow our financial and volunteer capacities to serve EVERY child in need of an advocate.

We are sharing our stories with our communities and funders to raise both the finical and human capital needed to serve 100% of the children.

We have a strong team of professionals and community supporters who believe in our mission and are actively working toward furthering our mission.

We know we are making progress because our number of CASA volunteers is growing. In 2017 and the most recent previous years, we trained 22-25 CASA volunteers and served 197 children. In 2018, we trained 79 volunteers and served 245 children. IN 2019 we project recruiting 100 volunteers and serving 325 children. This has allowed us to expand our services and reach more children.

Our volunteer retention program has been strengthen and we continue to focus on recruiting and training our volunteers.

Financials

CASA of Larimer County
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Operations

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

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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
  • 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

Keywords

children, abused, foster, court, neglected, volunteers, legal, youth, national, assistance