$1000 per year

is the cost to advocate for one child


    Even with volunteer advocates there are costs associated with:

  • Advertising, recruitment and outreach efforts to raise awareness and gain volunteers
  • Training costs – including the 35-hour pre-service training required by all volunteers, and the 12-hours of annual in-service training required of all current volunteers
  • Screening costs – a fingerprint background check for each new volunteer and repeat checks for current volunteers after every three years
  • Support and administrative costs – each volunteer must be supervised by a staff attorney and the National CASA Standard of a 1:30 ratio of a full-time equivalent staff position to active volunteers must be maintained, as well as all the additional administrative, case management, and non-profit agency costs

CASA understands the need for complete transparency and how our funds are used. This is evidenced throughout the website, specifically in this section and the Financial Statements and Annual Report section. We have included links to our audits, IRS990s, as well as our Annual Report. We want you to be confident that your gift is directly helping a child. We welcome questions and will gladly provide additional information whenever possible.

Contact CASAs Executive Director, Kathy Kerr at 614-525-2461.
 

The Numbers

2,700

Children in Franklin County are in the Juvenile Court System

826

children (or 30%) were served by 235 highly-trained volunteer GALs.

 

$120

will support 6 home visits to see a CASA child.

 

$250

will help support our online training module for new GALs resulting in more children served.

 

$500

will support 2 large outreach events to recruit more community members to serve more children in need.