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CASA for Children, Inc.

aka CASA for Children of Multnomah, Washington & Columbia Counties   |   Portland, OR   |  http://www.casahelpskids.org

Mission

CASA, (Court Appointed Special Advocates), is a private non-profit organization dedicated to advocating for childen that have been abused and neglected and are under the care of the court. The word "CASA" also applies to individual volunteers who are appointed by a judge to ensure that the best interests of these children are presented to the court. With the information provided by CASA volunteers, judges are able to make better quality decisions in two main areas, safety and permanency, in a reasonable time period.

Ruling year info

1986

Executive Director

Ms. Betsy Stark Miller

Main address

1401 NE 68th Ave.

Portland, OR 97213 USA

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EIN

93-0923866

NTEE code info

Children's and Youth Services (P30)

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

Public, Society Benefit - Multipurpose and Other N.E.C. (W99)

IRS filing requirement

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Programs and results

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Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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

CASA for Children, Inc.

Currently, 567 volunteer advocates speak up for the best interests of 1,133 abused and neglected children in Multnomah, Washington and Columbia counties in Oregon. In 2019, volunteer advocates dedicated over 118,000 hours on behalf of children. Current resources only allow us to serve a third (33%) percent of the children who need an advocate in our community. Due to this limitation, those children assigned a CASA are frequently among those most at risk.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Our Sustainable Development Goals

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How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • Who are the people you serve with your mission?

    We serve our Volunteer Advocates (called CASAs) and the children on our cases (whose feedback comes through foster parents, bio parents, or directly from them if they are older youth). Additionally we have both an Ambassador Board and governing Board of Directors who volunteer their time.

  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Paper surveys, Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person), Case management notes,

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals,

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    The people we serve, Our staff, Our board, Our funders, Our community partners,

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

Financials

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Operations

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CASA for Children, Inc.

Board of directors
as of 12/28/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Justin Palfreyman

NW Natural

Term: 2017 - 2023

Bill Gardner

Morley Financial Services, Inc.

Jeff Greene

First Republic Private Wealth Management

Steven Horrax

Board Member

Mary Turina

Turina Business Consulting

Trey Slinkard

Ernst & Young

Janie Spurgeon

Community Foundation of SW Washington

Kevin Modica

Community Volunteer

Justin Palfreyman

NW Natural

Betsy Granger

Community Volunteer

Jon Cook

Fred Meyer Jewelers

Russell Campbell

CRG, Inc.

Brenda Baumgart

Stoel Rives, LLP

Carla Rose Allen

Community Volunteer

Patricia Bowman

Community Volunteer

Sue Collins

Community Volunteer

Jenn Klotz

Genentech

Nic Mayne

Miller Nash LLP

Kate Rasmussen

KPMG

J.T. Sand

Colliers International

Travis Jensen

KPMG

Jenefer Grant

Attorney & Senior Judge

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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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 ? Yes
  • 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 12/28/2022

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
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

Disability

Equity strategies

Last updated: 04/04/2022

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Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
Policies and processes
  • We use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • 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.