Goochland CASA
P.O. Box 910
1800 Sandy Hook Road
Goochland VA 23063-0910
Mission Statement
Goochland CASA advocates within the Juvenile Court system for the best interest of abused and neglected children guided by the belief that every child is entitled to a safe and permanent home.
Leadership
CEO/Executive Director Mrs. Ann O'Leary Casey
Board Chair Ms. Megan Winfield
Board Chair Company Affiliation Attorney; Commonwealth of Virginia Office of Attorney General
Contact Information
Address P.O. Box 910
1800 Sandy Hook Road
Goochland, VA 230630910
Telephone 804 556-5876
Fax 804 556-5671
E-mail acasey@goochlandva.us
History and Background
Year of Incorporation 2005
Former Names
NameYear
Partners for Human Advocacy and Services Enrichment, Inc.2013
Financial Summary
 
 
Projected Revenue $105,635.00
Projected Expenses $105,635.00
Statements
Mission
Goochland CASA advocates within the Juvenile Court system for the best interest of abused and neglected children guided by the belief that every child is entitled to a safe and permanent home.
Impact
  1. We trained six (6) new volunteers who were sworn in to keep our number of volunteers up so that all children were served and none were denied.
  2. We sponsored a benefit concert to raise money for our organization which netted $14,800.
  3. We added a part-time (20 hours per month) staff position.
Needs

  1. Last year the cost to reimburse for mileage and to provide the 12 hours of training that is required annually for each volunteer was $700 per volunteer.
  2. We are continually looking for ways to raise money for our 501(c)(3) corporation.
  3. We need money to pay staff which was $48,000 last year.
  4. We plan a bi-annual training class to keep the numbers of volunteers stable.

 

Background
Goochland CASA started in 2005 with three volunteers.  Goochland CASA now has 24 volunteers who serve between 60-70 children annually.  Each volunteer completes a comprehensive training program before being sworn in by the judge.   CASA stands for Court Appointed Special Advocate.  CASAs are trained volunteers appointed by the judge to help determine what is in the child's best interest by finding out as much information as possible about the child, their circumstances and placement options.  The CASA volunteer remains with the case until the child is in a safe and permanent home with hope for a positive future.
 
CASA volunteers make a difference!  CASA volunteers work one-on-one with children helping to give them a voice and a future. The CASA program is one of those success stories where one person can make all the difference.  CASA advocacy reduces long term placements; subsequent victimization and children do not re-enter the court system as frequently if they have a CASA.
 
The program started in 1976 when a judge in Seattle, Washington became concerned over making life-changing decisions about neglected and abused children without sufficient information and conceived the idea of using trained community volunteers to speak for the best interest of those children.  Because of its success, the U.S. Congress encouraged the expansion of CASA by passing the Victims of Child Abuse Act in 1990.  Today more than 1,000 CASA programs are in operation with trained men and women serving as CASA volunteers.
 
 
CEO Statement
Goochland CASA volunteers go out and speak to everyone on all sides of a case in order to gather as much information as possible to give to the judge to help him in his quest to make the best decision possible for the child in the case.  Because they represent the court, they have access to all records of the child. They may speak to doctors, psychologists, counselors, teachers, neighbors and relatives.  The CASA volunteer then writes an un-biased report. This is the ONLY report a judge reads about a case before the hearing.
 
Goochland CASA runs an efficient organization with 24 volunteers and only 2 part-time staff.  The executive director works 30 hours per week and the volunteer coordinator works 20 hours per month.  That is a lot of "bang for the buck!"
 
Each case is different; with some closing in a couple of months and some remaining open for several years.  Usually the CASA volunteer remains with the case until it is no longer on the court docket.  Because of confidentiality constraints, sometimes it is challenging to explain how much a CASA volunteer impacts a child's life.
Board Chair Statement

 





 

Areas of Service
Areas Served
Area
Goochland County
Goochland County
Board Chair
Board Chair Ms. Megan Winfield
Company Affiliation Attorney; Commonwealth of Virginia Office of Attorney General
Term July 2015 to June 2017
Email mawin520@gmail.com
Board CoChair
Board CoChair Dr. Margret Washburn
Company Affiliation Veternarian
Term July 2015 to June 2017
Email rcamwa@gmail.com
Board of Directors
Board Members
NameAffiliation
Linda Costanzo Professor Emerita VCU
Nancy Gottwald Community Volunteer
John Hall Pastor, Bethel United Methodist Church
Kevin Kelly Community Volunteer
Ivan Mattox Mattox Financials
John O'Connor Landmark Company
Penny Palen Community Volunteer
Constance Reid Goochland Parks and Recreation
Katherine Sarfaty Community Volunteer
Lynn Stonnell Psychologist
Robert Warwick Thompson McMullan, Attorney
Dr. Margaret Washburn Veternarian
Megan Winfield Attorney: Commonwealth of VA, Office of Attorney General
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 2
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 7
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 3
Female 6
Governance
Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 2
Board Meeting Attendance % 87
Written Board Selection Criteria? No
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 80
Percentage Making In-Kind Contributions 0
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 6
Standing Committees
Finance
Nominating
Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
Other Boards
The tables below contain information about other groups that advise this nonprofit on operations and projects.
Comments
During this economic downturn, there are MANY wonderful charitable organizations vying for donations. It is always a challenge to get the word out about Goochland CASA....who we are and what we do.  Because of the confidential nature of our cases, we often are unable to clearly give an illustration of our successes.    We look for opportunities for  either the Director or a CASA volunteer to go out into the community and have speaking engagements to let people know more about us.
 
We publish a newsletter twice a year to educate people in the community about Goochland CASA.  We are in the process of trying to assemble an email list of addresses for this venture to save on postage.
Executive Director
Executive Director Mrs. Ann O'Leary Casey
Experience
Ms. Casey was a CASA volunteer for 5 years before becoming Executive Director of the program.  She has her Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education and her Master of Arts.  She taught elementary school and pre-school handicapped children before opening two nursery school/day care centers of her own.  She operated them for 23 years.
Staff
Part Time Staff 2
Volunteers 26
Retention Rate 100
Plans
Organization has a Fundraising Plan? No
Organization has a Strategic Plan?
Management Succession Plan? Yes
Organization Policy and Procedures Yes
Document Destruction Policy Yes
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy Yes
Collaborations
Department of Criminal Justice Services
Programs
Description
Fiscal Year
Projected Revenue $105,635.00
Projected Expenses $105,635.00
Form 990s
IRS Letter of Exemption
Detailed Financials
Revenue SourcesHelpThe financial analysis involves a comparison of the IRS Form 990 and the audit report (when available) and revenue sources may not sum to total based on reconciliation differences. Revenue from foundations and corporations may include individual contributions when not itemized separately.
Fiscal Year201520142013
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
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Government Contributions$37,448$37,437$35,200
Federal------
State----$17,200
Local--$37,437$18,000
Unspecified$37,448----
Individual Contributions$28,370$28,952$33,575
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Investment Income, Net of Losses$13----
Membership Dues------
Special Events$15,663$14,665$4,525
Revenue In-Kind$18,000$18,000$18,000
Other------
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201520142013
Program Expense$70,036$48,614$50,349
Administration Expense$22,058$38,457$37,925
Fundraising Expense$599----
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.071.141.03
Program Expense/Total Expenses76%56%57%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue1%0%0%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201520142013
Total Assets$51,667$44,796$33,166
Current Assets$51,667$44,796$33,166
Long-Term Liabilities$0----
Current Liabilities$1,763$1,693$2,046
Total Net Assets$49,904$43,103$31,120
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities29.3126.4616.21
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 ExemptionView