CASA CIS (Manassas, VA)

Name

  • Name:Brook Norgart
  • Title:Event Development Executive

Organization Address

  • Organization Name:CASA CIS
  • Address:9384 C
    Forestwood LN
    Manassas, VA 20110
    United States

Organization Phone

  • Main phone:703-330-8145

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General

  • Mission:
  • To provide a voice in court for every abused and neglected child in the county that they might have an opportunity for a safe and permanent home.

    To help the child in crisis feel a little less alone, understand a little more about what is happening around them, and know that someone who cares about them will be there through the entire court experience.

    To watch diligently over the child’s safety and care that they not get lost in the system and are provided the needed services to grow up to become healthy, productive adults, able to break the chain of abuse.

    To assist the court and the Guardian ad Litem, appointed to represent the child’s legal best interests, by providing accurate, child centered information as they seek to assist and protect the child.

  • Overview:
  • CASA CIS, which stands for Court Appointed Special Advocate Children’s Intervention Services, provides advocates for the abused, neglected and abandoned children of our communities. We are only brought into a case by a judge. They determine which cases and why to use us.
    Currently CASA CIS is serving the following Case Demographics
    Physical Abuse = 224
    Physical Neglect = 352
    Sexual Abuse = 125
    Abandonment = 11
    Age Range
    0 ~ 5 = 181
    6 ~ 10 = 146
    11 ~ 15 = 149
    16 & up = 39
    Gender
    Male = 242
    Female = 273
    Race Black = 150
    White = 141
    Hispanic = 130
    Asian = 17
    Native American = 0
    Other = 77

    The Difference

    According to a 2007 audit by the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of the Inspector General:
    Children who have a CASA…
    * Receive more services than children without
    * Spend less time in foster care
    * Are less likely to return to the system re-abused
    * Are more likely to be adopted

  • History:

  • CASA CIS, which stands for Court Appointed Special Advocate Organization Children’s Intervention Services, provides advocates for the abused, neglected and abandoned children of our communities. The advocates are specially trained community volunteers appointed by Juvenile & Domestic Relations Court Judges to speak in the best interest of abused and neglected children that are before the court. The advocate’s focus is this child throughout the entire court process, from the beginning through to reunification with their parent or until a new permanent home can be found. Imagine the abused, neglected or abandoned child that must then go through lengthy court proceedings and potentially be placed in a temporary home with strangers. How scared, lonely, worried and even depressed these children might be! Advocates do not work with more than three children or two sibling groups at one time, allowing more time to devote to these children during particularly needy times. Last year the CASA CIS advocates of our area devoted 14,406 hours toward helping these most vulnerable children. They made 3,386 visits to the children to help insure their continued safety and attended 3,461 meetings and interviews to facilitate the best possible outcome with a safe, permanent home.
    The first volunteer court appointed special advocate program serving abused and neglected children was organized in 1977 in King County, Seattle, Washington. The first advocates were called Guardian ad Litems (GAL’s). Because some state statutes, including Virginia, require the GAL’s to be an attorney, the term Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) was coined to denote volunteers from the local community who had been trained to serve as advocates for the children in court proceedings. In 1986 the CASA program was brought to Virginia. In 1990, the General Assembly enacted legislation providing for the statewide implementations of the CASA program, with responsibility for the oversight of the CASA assigned to the Department of Criminal Justice. In May 1992, Judge Janice J. Wellington of the Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court called a task force together to implement the CASA program in the Greater Prince William County area in response to the large number of child abuse and neglect cases reported in our county. By April of 1994, the first group of (8) volunteer advocates were sworn in. The first case in Prince William County assigned an advocate was in January of 1995. One of those original (8) Prince William volunteer advocates was Charlyn Hasson- Brown. She has been serving as the Executive Director of CASA CIS since 1998. Currently CASA CIS serves the 31st Judicial District (Greater Prince William County) and the 20th Judicial Districts (comprised of Fauquier, Loudoun and Rappahannock Counties). In the current fiscal year CASA will have 150 specially trained advocates, who are volunteers from the community, working with about 600 abused, neglected or abandoned children.

  • Year established:1994
  • Endowment:Unknown

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:54-1661340

IRS Business Master File Information

  • EIN:541661340
  • Organization Name:CASA CHILDRENS INTERVENTION SERVICES INC
  • Sort (Secondary) Name:
  • Care Of Name:
  • Organization Address:9384 FORESTWOOD LN STE C
  • Organization City:MANASSAS
  • Organization State:VA
  • Organization Zip:20110-4748
  • Group Exemption Number:0000
  • Subsection Code:03
  • Classification Code(s):1
  • Subsection/Classification Desc.:Charitable Organization
  • Affiliation Code:3
  • Ruling Date:July, 1993
  • 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):569
  • Activity Code Desc.(s):Referral service (social agencies)
  • Organization Code:1 (Corporation)
  • 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:R200
  • Asset Amount:$168,436
  • Asset Code:4 ($100,000 - $499,999)
  • Income Amount:$447,279
  • Income Code:4 ($100,000 - $499,999)
  • 990 Revenue Amount:$398,046
  • Last Updated:2/20/2018 11:06:44 pm

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