Casa-Gal Of Hancock County

aka CASA/GAL of Hancock County   |   Findlay, OH   |  www.casahc.org

Mission

CASA/GAL of Hancock County recruits, trains and supports community volunteers to serve as Guardian-ad-Litems in Hancock County Courts. CASA provides a voice for the best interest of children in need of protective services or court advocacy as a result of abuse, neglect, dependency, juvenile custody, divorce or delinquency.

Ruling year info

1995

Executive Director

Mrs. Stephanie J Stephan

Main address

211 1/2 E. Front Street

Findlay, OH 45840 USA

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EIN

34-1776015

NTEE code info

Civil Rights, Social Action, and Advocacy N.E.C. (R99)

Protection Against and Prevention of Neglect, Abuse, Exploitation (I70)

Child Abuse, Prevention of (I72)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Our current need is for additional volunteers and donations. We have had a decline in volunteers and an increase in case load due to the drug epidemic in our community.

Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

CASA/GAL of Hancock County

A non-profit organization that trains and supports community volunteers who speak for the best interest of children involved in the juvenile court system primarily as a result of abuse, neglect and dependency

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Affiliations & memberships

National CASA 1995

Our Sustainable Development Goals

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Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

• To recruit community volunteers to serve as court advocates, or Guardians-ad-litem, for children involved in Hancock
County Juvenile Court system as a result of abuse, neglect, and/or delinquency.
• To recruit community volunteers to serve as court advocates, or Guardians-ad-litem, for children who are involved in
Hancock County Common Pleas Court as a result of divorce.
• To recruit community volunteers to serve as court advocates, or Guardians-ad-litem, for children who are involved in
Hancock County Juvenile Court as a result of juvenile custody disputes or juvenile delinquency matters.
• To adequately train new Volunteer Court Appointed Special Advocates utilizing the National CASA Association
curriculum.
• To adequately train new Volunteer Court Appointed Special Advocates on the rules and expectations of Hancock County
Courts.
• To provide on-going training to all volunteers in order to enhance their skills and knowledge.
• To train all volunteers new and on-going, with the required curriculum necessary to be in compliance with Ohio Supreme
Court Rule 48, which was adopted by the State of Ohio in order to provide standards for any person acting in the capacity
of a Guardian-ad-litem in Ohio Courts.
• To provide support to CASA Guardians-ad-litem to enhance their skills and effectiveness.
• To offer support and supervision while establishing a standard for services b the agency and a standard for expectations
of agency outcomes.
• To enhance volunteer recruitment and retention.
• To provide Guardian-ad-litem services to all children in Hancock County who are in need, and to ensure that no child is
turned away.

CASA recruits, trains, and supports community volunteers to provide court investigations and advocacy for children who are in the court system because of abuse and neglect, along with other types of court cases. While education is an important part of our agency activity, support of our volunteers and their activities on cases is much more time consuming and a bigger draw on our resources.

Every child who comes through this agency is the focus of safety, abuse, neglect, and well-being efforts of CASA. Staff and volunteers perform investigative activities. They monitor case plan compliance. They interview, meet with, and/or visit parties to the case. They advocate for the child. They testify in court. Agency staff are involved in every single case. CASA collaborates with Job & Family Services, Child Protective Services Unit. In addition, the agency works with local Law Enforcement agencies, the Center for Safe and Healthy Children, and Harmony House. The agency is collaborating with CPSU on Alternative Response, court involved cases, and on efforts to develop a program for children who are "aging out" of the system. The last program is one for which VOCA has given our collaboration some money which we will likely lose next year because of lack of local financial support/match funds. CASA collaborates with other agencies through the county Domestic Violence and Human Trafficking
Task Forces. CASA has working agreements with CPSU, Hancock County Juvenile and Domestic Relations Courts, county and city law enforcement agencies, and the Center for Safe and Healthy Children.

Every year CASA/GAL of Hancock County volunteers log countless hours interviewing CASA children, families, service agency professionals, school officials, law enforcement and others. Often the person in the courtroom that knows the child and the case the best is that CASA Advocate.
In Hancock County, the agency typically has 40 to 50 volunteers and staff to manage nearly 300 cases.
In any given year our volunteers average thousands of hours and hundreds of miles. Most advocates have 1 or 2 cases and staff have 5 to 15.
Our volunteers are some of the most highly trained professionals in service to our community. They give their time, their skills, their compassion and their dedication to CASA and to CASA children.

In 2015, CASA volunteers served 280 children. They provided over 15,000 work hours on those cases.
They traveled 6,240 miles. They participated in 784 hours of training. CASA staff engaged in 9,240 hours of support services.

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Casa-Gal Of Hancock County

Board of directors
as of 9/11/2020
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Nigel Snelling

Marathon Petroleum

Term: 2020 - 2022


Board co-chair

James Carpenter

Marathon Petroleum

Term: 2020 - 2022

Nigel Snelling

Marathon Petroleum Company

Jodee Philo

Marathon Petroleum Company

Krista Pruitt

Hancock Public Health

Kristin Lopez

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James Carpenter

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Travis Knight

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Titus Allen

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Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person with a disability

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

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Sexual orientation

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Disability

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