Funding in Action

Mid-Ozark CASA Funding in Action

  1. Advocating that each child have a voice in the court system and a loving and caring home.
  2. There are 155 abused and neglected children in our circuit who have been removed from their homes.  We are currently serving 43 of these children.  We’ve helped 33 children reach a permanent home and closed their cases.   We are getting new cases each week and have volunteers ready to start.  We are making a difference! 
  3. Train and support 30+ volunteers, documenting their efforts for the children and maintaining their court files.
  4. Work closely with Judges, Juvenile Officers, Guardian ad Litem, Crawford County Children’s Division, 42nd Circuit Court of Missouri, Treatment Facilities, In-depth in Home Treatment Centers, School Systems, Psychologists, parents, foster parents and guardians
  5. Support legislation that advocates the rights of abused and neglected children
  6.  Maintain an office and training facility with 2 part-time employees, office equipment, insurance, mileage, phones & internet
  7. Our annual local budget is $50,000. Approximately $36,800 of this is raised through: donations, grants, and fundraisers supported by companies and individuals like you.
  8. Be a member of National and Missouri CASA – meeting their standards
  • Participate in the National CASA Quality Assurance Program
  • Send directors to the fall and spring program director’s meeting, and CASA at the Capitol day
  • Provide data reports to Missouri CASA as needed
  • Participate in Missouri CASA site visit by the Missouri CASA Executive Director or the Program Development Specialist
  • Pay organizational dues
  • Maintain a local CASA volunteer board of directors