Abused and neglected children in the court system deserve an advocate: a highly trained, dedicated, passionate adult who has the child's best interests at heart – and makes sure that the system addresses them. Over the past 30 years, that's just what Fairfax CASA has done for more than 7,000 children. An intensive recruiting and training process, complemented by ongoing support from professional staff, ensures the best advocates possible. CASA volunteers complete in-depth investigations of each case to give the court a clear picture of the child's needs and remain committed to the child until the case is closed (23 months on average), providing consistent support until a safe, permanent home is found. For many children, their CASA volunteer is the "promise keeper," the person they can count on in a complex and sometimes scary system. You can be a promise keeper too.
Headquarters: VA-Fairfax County
Where They Operate: VA-Fairfax County
Age Groups Served: Infants (0-2); Pre-K (3-4); Youth (5-11); Pre-teen/teen (12-17); Young adult (18-24)
Ethnic Groups Served: African American; Asian American; Caucasian; Latino/Hispanic; Other
Schools They Work In: N/A
- Number of people (clients, patrons, students, etc) your organization serves annually:
540 abused/neglected children
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Awards & Recognition
- Advocates for Children - Fairfax CASA recruits volunteers
Thu Jul 21 2011, Mount Vernon Gazette
- Fairfax CASA Run for the Children 10K and 3K Gets it Right on the First Try
Sat Apr 30 2011, Run Washington Magazine
- When the Family Portrait is Empty
Fri Apr 1 2011, The American Legion
At 14, she was placed in foster care and began her journey through the courts. Through her challenges, Laura had one person she counted on.
- $3 million or higher
- The current budget for Fairfax Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) is: $1 million to $3 million
- $500k to $1 million
- Less than $500k
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