C.A.S.A. of San Bernardino County (Rialto, CA)

Name

  • Name:Kara Hunter
  • Title:Executive Director

Organization Address

  • Organization Name:C.A.S.A. of San Bernardino County
  • Address:PO Box 519
    Rialto, CA 92404
    United States

Organization Phone

  • Main phone:909 881 6760

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General

  • Mission:
  • The mission of C.A.S.A. of San Bernardino County is to improve the quality of life for foster youth and juvenile offenders with stable and consistent advocacy and mentoring provided through trained volunteers.

  • Overview:
  • Court Appointed Special Advocates of San Bernardino County, or C.A.S.A., is headquartered in the city of Rialto and serves at-risk foster youth and juvenile offenders living throughout the County. Staff includes the Executive Director, Community Outreach Manager, Community Outreach Coordinator, Program Manager, and five Advocate Supervisors. The purpose of the organization is to recruit, screen, train, and supervise C.A.S.A. volunteers and appoint them to those children and youth most at-risk within the already vulnerable foster youth and juvenile offender population. Namely those youth who are pregnant or parenting, at-risk for juvenile delinquency, have no identified familial relationships, medically fragile, and/or facing near-term emancipation and to help them avoid the tragic outcomes which include incarceration, addiction, unemployment, and homelessness. San Bernardino county is home to over 3,500 children and youth in the foster care system. Due to their maltreatment, children often enter the foster care system with medical, behavioral, and/or emotional problems. Children removed from their homes may feel socially isolated and depressed, and these problems can be exacerbated when children move from one foster care setting to another. Foster children are more likely to do poorly in school and have physical and mental health problems. They are at risk for behavioral problems, drug and alcohol use, and delinquency. Within this group of high need children living in foster care are the children living in foster care who are already involved in or at-risk for involvement in juvenile delinquency. Known as “crossover youth”, these youth come into contact with both the dependency and delinquency systems and are traditionally handled by one or the other, but can potentially fall into the cracks between the two. These highly at-risk children need the C.A.S.A. program because of the enormity of their issues and require the specialized one-on-one attention and support that only a program like C.A.S.A. can provide. In fact, the interventions of a C.A.S.A. volunteer can help the majority of these children and youth avoid poor quality of life outcomes by assuring that they emancipate from the foster care system with connections to other committed adults and community resources, and have plans in place for their secondary education, employment, and housing.

  • History:
  • Court Appointed Special Advocates of San Bernardino County, also known as CASA, has been advocating in the courtroom, healthcare, and education systems on behalf of abused and/or neglected children living in foster care in San Bernardino County since 1984. It is the only such program in San Bernardino County that is focused on serving foster youth with sworn officers of the court who are responsible for representing children’s best interests in juvenile court as well as the healthcare and educational systems.

  • Year established:1984
  • Endowment:Unknown

Staff

  • Executive / Trustee board size:12
  • Advisory board size:0
  • Staff size:10

Registration

  • Organization type:Grantseeker
  • Country of registration:United States
  • Tax Determination Letter:Received Determination Letter
  • IRS Section:501(c)(3)
  • IRS Subsection:Operating
  • Tax ID:33-0362613

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IRS Business Master File Information

  • EIN:330362613
  • Organization Name:CHILD ADVOCATES OF SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY
  • Sort (Secondary) Name:
  • Care Of Name:
  • Organization Address:851 S MT VERNON AVE STE 7A
  • Organization City:COLTON
  • Organization State:CA
  • Organization Zip:92324-3926
  • Group Exemption Number:0000
  • Subsection Code:03
  • Classification Code(s):1
  • Subsection/Classification Desc.:Charitable Organization
  • Affiliation Code:3
  • Ruling Date:February, 1994
  • Deductibility Code:1
  • Foundation Code:15
  • Foundation Code Desc.:Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public 170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
  • Activity Code(s):320
  • Activity Code Desc.(s):Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, etc.
  • Organization Code:5 (Association)
  • Exempt Org. Status Code:01 (Unconditional Exemption)
  • Tax Period:June, 2016
  • Filing Requirement Category:01 (990 (all other) or 990EZ return)
  • Accounting Period:June
  • NTEE Code:
  • Asset Amount:$117,833
  • Asset Code:4 ($100,000 - $499,999)
  • Income Amount:$638,829
  • Income Code:5 ($500,000 - $999,999)
  • 990 Revenue Amount:$625,261
  • Last Updated:2/22/2018 2:36:01 am

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