Court Appointed Special Advocates of Sacramento County

Change a child's story.

aka Court Appointed Special Advocates of Sacramento County, CASA Sacramento   |   Sacramento, CA   |  www.sacramentocasa.org

Mission

Mission:

Ensuring consistency and support for children in the foster care system through the use of volunteer advocates advancing the best interests of each child.

Vision:

Every child in need is appointed a CASA to champion for them in Court, without compromise, on the path to a safe and permanent home.

Ruling year info

1996

Executive Director

Carol Noreen JD

Main address

PO Box 278383

Sacramento, CA 95827 USA

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EIN

68-0257139

NTEE code info

Children's and Youth Services (P30)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (O01)

Children's and Youth Services (P30)

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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?

Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA)

CASA Sacramento serves 300+ children and youth, ages 0-21 on an annual basis by providing them with a volunteer Court Appointed Special Advocate. Our volunteers donate thousands of hours each year to advocate in juvenile court and the child welfare system on behalf of children in foster care. We have a professional staff team which recruits, screens, trains and supervises volunteer advocates to provide needed support and guidance during their service.

Population(s) Served
At-risk youth
Children and youth
Victims of crime and abuse

Sacramento CASA's Making Memories Program provides funding for the little extras so that foster youth can experience activities such as school pictures, after school sports, music lessons and field trips.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Adolescents

Where we work

Awards

Hero of Human Services Award 2008

Sacramento Board of Supervisors

Outstanding Community Partner 2009

Sacramento Child Advocates

Standards of Compliance for CASA Programs 2006

National CASA Association

Neighborhood Builder 2011

Bank of America Neighborhood Excellence Initiative

Affiliations & memberships

Association of Fundraising Professionals - Member 2006

Chamber of Commerce 2008

National CASA 1992

Financials

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Court Appointed Special Advocates of Sacramento County

Board of directors
as of 08/02/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Diane Koellen

White Star Construction

Term: 2024 - 2022

Benush Venugopal

Deloitte

Eric Jones, CPA

CohnReznick

Jeanne Reaves

Jeanne Reaves Consulting

Elizabeth Leet Jackson, Esq.

Delfino Madden LLC

Diane Koellen

WhiteStar Construction

Kristi Rolak

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Brock Kaveny

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Jeannie Benoist

Jeannie Benoist Consulting

Barbara Flanigan

Retired CPA

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 ? Not applicable
  • 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? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 8/2/2022

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

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

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 08/02/2022

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Data
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • We analyze disaggregated data and root causes of race disparities that impact the organization's programs, portfolios, and the populations served.
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • 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 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 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.