Court Appointed Special Advocate Casa of Harford County, Inc.

Bel Air, MD   |  http://www.casaofharfordcounty.org

Mission

To provide court appointed volunteers who advocate for the best interest of children in the child welfare system in Harford County. We achieve this mission through recruiting and training volunteers who represent the diversity of the children we serve.

Ruling year info

1996

Executive Director

Ross DiEdoardo

Main address

101 South Main Street Suite 303

Bel Air, MD 21014 USA

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EIN

52-1936813

NTEE code info

Civil Rights, Advocacy for Specific Groups (R20)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (O01)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (T01)

IRS filing requirement

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Programs and results

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Our programs

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

Advocate Training and Supervision

We recruit and train volunteers to serve as advocates for children in foster care. They are called Court Appointed Special Advocates or CASAs. CASA volunteers are assigned, by the court to serve as advocates for children who are in the foster care system. They are tasked with being an extra set of eyes and ears for the court. They investigate all aspects of the child’s case, including speaking with all involved parties. They make recommendations to the court as to what they feel is in the child’s best interest as far as their placement, the services they are receiving, etc.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

Where we work

Affiliations & memberships

Member of National CASA Association 2022

Financials

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Operations

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

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Court Appointed Special Advocate Casa of Harford County, Inc.

Board of directors
as of 10/25/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Nichol Barbes

Newberry Cafe and Bakery

Glenn Waters

Waters Auto

Erik Hanson

Microsoft

Diane Flanders

Flanders Group

Nathaniel Paradis

Arrow Center

Pamela Dorsey

Gail DiPietro

Dr. Tolu Idowu

Harford Community College

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

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 10/24/2022

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Decline to state
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

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Disability

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 10/24/2022

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Data
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • We disaggregate data by demographics, including race, in every policy and program measured.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.