Northern Neck CASA
8694 Mary Ball Road
P.O. Box 695
Lancaster VA 22503
Mission Statement
The Northern Neck CASA program is a non-profit organization committed to advocating for the best interests of children involved in the Juvenile and Domestic Relations District process.  The CASA program recruits, trains, and supervises competent volunteers dedicated to representing the needs of abused and neglected children, as well as other children in juvenile dependency proceedings.  The program promotes safe, permanent homes for all children and seeks to educate the community concerning the needs of abused and neglected children. 
Leadership
CEO/Executive Director Betty Wirth
Board Chair Mr. Richie Burgess
Board Chair Company Affiliation Walgreens
Contact Information
Address 8694 Mary Ball Road
P.O. Box 695
Lancaster, VA 22503
Telephone 804 462-0881
Fax 804 4620500
E-mail bwnncasa@kaballero.com
History and Background
Year of Incorporation 2002
Financial Summary
Revenue vs Expense Bar Graph - All Years
Expense Breakdown Bar Chart - All Years
 
 
Projected Revenue $86,692.00
Projected Expenses $88,465.00
Additional Documents
Board of Directors2017View
Statements
Mission
The Northern Neck CASA program is a non-profit organization committed to advocating for the best interests of children involved in the Juvenile and Domestic Relations District process.  The CASA program recruits, trains, and supervises competent volunteers dedicated to representing the needs of abused and neglected children, as well as other children in juvenile dependency proceedings.  The program promotes safe, permanent homes for all children and seeks to educate the community concerning the needs of abused and neglected children. 
Impact
Accomplishments from past year include the training of five highly qualified volunteers.  Each have accepted a case and are currently working those cases.  Again, as in years past, we've had a somewhat successful Christmas wreath sale.  This fundraiser generates an estimated $4,000 to $6,000.  Our profits this past year were diminished by higher overhead.  We moved our offices last year to a building still quite accessible to the courts.  The move allowed us to save $2,400 a year in rent.  Last fiscal year we served 86 children, the largest caseload in our ten years of services.  Our goals are seeking out new volunteers, creating new and innovative fundraising strategies and recruiting new board members to replace those having served their terms.
Needs
Funds:  always needed for recruitment ads for volunteers, training manuals and speaker costs for training classes. We are also in the midst of a widespread community outreach program inviting our five counties to become more informed of the CASA program.  The search for board members and the search for new volunteers is always on going.
 
Since all cases require written court reports, our printer has an all important function.  For any one case, we could be reproducing 8 to 18 pages per report.  That same report is then submitted to all parties involved: Judge, Social Services, attorney for the child, etc.  That could result in an average of 75 sheets of bond for one child for one hearing.  Each child could have up to 10 hearings before a case is closed.  A report is mandatory for each of these hearings.
 
 
Volunteers
Equipment 
Background
In 1977 Judge David Soukup, a Seattle Superior Court Judge, realized that he often did not have sufficient information to make decisions impacting the lives of abused and neglected children in his court. Social workers were often overwhelmed with cases and did not have the time to acquire detailed information about the abused and neglected children in court. Attorneys and medical personnel were focused mainly on their area of expertise. 
Judge Soukup was concerned that he was making long-term decisions without complete information. He felt a volunteer who was neutral and independent and  focused only on protecting the best interests of the child could give him the information he needed.  He made a request for volunteers and 50 responded which was the start of the CASA movement in the United States.
Thirty-three years later this is the model used by courts in all fifty states.
Today, there are more than 68,000 volunteer advocates serving over 900 state and local programs. 
Since the inception of CASA advocacy, volunteers have helped more than 2 million children find safe, permanent homes in which they can thrive. 
In the Commonwealth of Virginia there are 28 programs.  Each works independently of one another.  We come together for a state conference every two years.  There is one State Coordinator. 
CEO Statement
CASA is a unique and different type of nonprofit organization. There are no lofty goals such as sending a child to an Ivy League university.  Accomplishments are difficult to show, hence the difficulty for us in fundraising.  We have no tangible product to show a donor.  Boys and Girls Clubs can show new basketballs; Habitat can show a new home for a needy family; health clinics can show numerous tangible items.  CASA's goal is to see to it that a child is now in a loving, safe and nurturing home.  Something that they are certainly entitled to.
Areas of Service
Areas Served
Area
Northern Neck
Lancaster, Northumberland, Richmond, Westmoreland and Essex Counties
Board Chair
Board Chair Mr. Richie Burgess
Company Affiliation Walgreens
Term July 2016 to June 2017
Email Mgr.11381@store.walgreens.com
Board of Directors
Board Members
NameAffiliation
Richie Burgess Walgreens Manager
Ted Cook Community Volunteer
Marilyn Creager Community Volunteer
Chris Hardin Community Volunteer
Pattie Lacey Hope Community Volunteer
William Hubbard Community Volunteer
Craig Kauffman Community Volunteer
Kristen Lynn Mothershead Community Volunteer
Myrtle Phillips Community Volunteer
Bettina Powell Community Volunteer
Stanley Pryor Community Volunteer
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 1
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 7
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 7
Female 1
Governance
Board Term Lengths 2
Board Term Limits 2
Board Meeting Attendance % 0
Written Board Selection Criteria? Yes
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 0
Percentage Making In-Kind Contributions 80
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 6
Standing Committees
Executive
Other Boards
The tables below contain information about other groups that advise this nonprofit on operations and projects.
Comments
Fund Raising: Raffles, Christmas sales: Solicitation letters      
Executive Director
Executive Director Betty Wirth
Experience
Working with abused and neglected children at a New York facility.  Volunteered as a CASA advocate prior to becoming Director. NYU - child psychology.  Queens College/Business
Senior Staff
NameTitle
Lisa Sevier Volunteer Coordinator
Staff
Part Time Staff 3
Volunteers 18
Retention Rate 100
Plans
Organization has a Fundraising Plan? No
Organization has a Strategic Plan? Yes
Years Strategic Plan Considers N/A
Date Strategic Plan Adopted July 2007
Management Succession Plan? Yes
Organization Policy and Procedures Yes
Nondiscrimination Policy No
Whistleblower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy No
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy Yes
Programs
Description
Nonprofit organization working with trained volunteers appointed by the Judge of the Juvenile Court to investigate the lives of abused and/or neglected children and report back to the court.
Budget $80,000.00
CEO/ED/Board Comments
Our main challenge now, and in the future, raising awareness and recruiting donors for the CASA program.  The CASA program has NO tangible product to show donors.  Our mission is to provide a service to children who have been abused and/or neglected.  Highly trained, talented volunteers who work with the children can then relate to the Judge in the case what it is that the child wants to happen in his or her life, and what the advocate feels is in that child's best interest.  Our goal is to see that the child is placed in a safe and nurturing environment. 
 
Fiscal Year
Projected Revenue $86,692.00
Projected Expenses $88,465.00
Spending Policy Income Only
Form 990s
IRS Letter of Exemption
Detailed Financials
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201520142013
Program Expense$56,213$53,082$52,326
Administration Expense$17,357$18,123$17,160
Fundraising Expense$8,589$8,497$7,567
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.051.100.96
Program Expense/Total Expenses68%67%68%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue10%10%10%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201520142013
Total Assets$27,368$22,227$16,081
Current Assets$26,534$20,760$14,532
Long-Term Liabilities$0----
Current Liabilities$2,321$1,414$3,011
Total Net Assets$25,047$20,813$13,071
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities11.4314.684.83
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
State Charitable Solicitaions Permit
Solicitations Permit
Solicitations Permit 11/2014View