CASA OF MADISON COUNTY KY INC
PO Box 634
Richmond KY 40476
Contact Information
Nonprofit CASA OF MADISON COUNTY KY INC
Address PO Box 634
Richmond, KY 40476
Phone (859) 624-4794
Contact Name Victoria Benge
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At A Glance
IRS Ruling Year 1988
Other ways to donate, support, or volunteer
You can also donate by mailing a check to CASA of Madison County, PO Box 634, Richmond, KY 40476. If you would prefer to make an in-kind donation we are always in need of office supplies, furniture and toys. Please contact our office for our needs at such time. 
 
Financial Summary
Revenue vs Expenses - All Years
Expense Breakdown - Recent Year
Statements
Mission Statement CASA of Madison County gives a voice to abused and neglected children as assigned within the court system. A voice is provided for children in need of safe, permanent, nurturing homes as we strive to break the cycle of child abuse and neglect through community collaboration.
Background Statement CASA stands for Court Appointed Special Advocates. Nationally, CASA began in Seattle, Washington in 1977, when a juvenile court judge, concerned about making drastic decisions with insufficient information, conceived the idea of citizen volunteers speaking up for the best interests of abused and neglected children in the courtroom. Locally, CASA of Madison County was started by Judge Jeffrey Walson in 1997. This program recruits volunteers who go through extensive interviews and background checks, then are trained for 30 hours before being appointed to a child's case. CASA is a unique organization because our volunteers are assigned one child/sibling set at a time, allowing them the time needed to find a safe, permanent home as quickly as possible. One of CASA's goals is to aid our social workers, attorneys and counselors- many of whom are working 20-40 cases at a time. Our number one goal is to find permanency for children, so that they may grow up in happy, healthy homes.
Impact Statement In 2017, CASA of Madison County trained 7 volunteer advocates and served 8 abused and neglected children. As of June, 2018, CASA of Madison County, has held 2 volunteer trainings in our own office space with 8 people in each training. We currently have 21 active volunteers who are advocating for abused and neglected children in our community. These 21 volunteers are advocating for 32 children! In the first six months of 2018 our volunteers commited 327 hours to being a voice to those most in need. Our volunteers have driven 3,678 miles to in relation to CASA in the first 6 months of 2018! We have two more trainings planned for this calendar year and we hope to have at least 5 volunteers in each training!  
Needs Statement
We need more volunteers to advocate for the best interest of abused and neglected children in Madison County. In 2017, there were 520 abused and neglected children. In an ideal world every one of those children would have a CASA volunteer helping them achieve permanency. 
 
To give an abused or neglected child a CASA volunteer for an entire year it costs $1,000. 
 
To train one volunteer advocate it is $75.00. 
 
Increase community awareness of CASA of Madison County and recruit a diverse pool of volunteers.  
 
 
CEO/Executive Director Statement CASA of Madison County uses trained community volunteers to advocate on behalf of abused and neglected children in Family Court. In court there are often so many voices trying to state their thoughts, but the children that are involved can get forgotten as they are not present. CASA volunteers advocate for the best interet's of children in court. To do this CASA volunteers meet with the child monthly, meet with all individuals in that child's life and collect records. With all of that information, CASA volunteers make recommendations to the court regarding the best interest of the child. CASA volunteers will stay involved until that child achieves permanency, either through reunification, custody to a relative or adoption. This means that CASA volunteers are often the only constant in children's lives as they move between foster homes. 
Service Categories
Secondary Organization Category Youth Development / Alliances & Advocacy
Tertiary Organization Category Public & Societal Benefit / Citizen Participation
Geographic Areas Served
Areas
Madison County
CASA of Madison County serves all of Madison County.
Impact Questions
GoalsHelpWhat is the organization aiming to accomplish? This is the organization's ultimate goal for intended impact. CASA of Madison County aims to provide abused and neglected children with a voice and advocate for their best interests.  We plan on holding four advocate trainings a year, each training is 30 hours, and in every training we hope to have a minimum of 5 volunteers. This will allow us to continue to grow as we will have more volunteers to advocate for more children. Each volunteer advocates for a child or sibling set, this enables them to really get to know that child/ren and make the best recommendations for them.
StrategiesHelpWhat are the organization's strategies for its stated long-term goals? Screen, train and supervise volunteers who actively work to provide a voice for abused and neglected children. CASA volunteers make recommendations to the court regarding the best interest of the children they serve.
CapabilitiesHelpWhat are the organization’s capabilities for doing this? What resources, capacities, and connections support its progress towards long-term goals? CASA of Madison County currently has 27 trained and active volunteers and are serving 40 children.
IndicatorsHelpHow will the organization know if it is making progress? What are the key qualitative and quantitative indicators against which the organization assesses its progress toward its intended impact? CASA of Madison County strives to provide all abused and neglected children in Madison County with a CASA volunteer. In 2017, there were 520 abused and neglected children in Madison County.
ProgressHelpWhat has and hasn’t been accomplished so far? In January 2018, CASA of Madison County had 5 active volunteers serving 8 children. As of November 2018, we have 27 active volunteers and are serving 40 children. We plan to train an additional 24 advocates in the next calendar year and provide roughly another 40 children an advocate.
Board Chair
Board Chair Erin Truett
Company Affiliation Wellcare
Term Apr 2018 to Apr 2019
Board Members
NameAffiliationStatus
Ashley BakerBCTCVoting
David BengeBank PresidentVoting
Emily BowlingQA DirectorVoting
Angie DanielsFamily Resource Center DirectorVoting
Amy FonticiellaLuxon, Patterson and HimesVoting
Deborah FrazierRetiredVoting
Jonathan GreeneNewspaper EditorVoting
Joan GreferAttorneyVoting
Laura KearnsEKUVoting
Holly LewisTeacherVoting
Shane O'DonleyUniversity of KentuckyVoting
Dr Mary SciaraffaEKUVoting
Antoinette SloasTeacherVoting
Erin TruettProgram Specialist for Behavioral HealthVoting
Nicole ZulloBluegrass Animal ProductsVoting
Board Demographics - Ethnicity. Add number
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 14
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 3
Female 11
Unspecified 0
Governance
Board Term Lengths 2
Board Term Limits 2
Board Meeting Attendance % 73%
Written Board Selection Criteria? Yes
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 100%
Percentage Making In-Kind Contributions 40%
Constituency Includes Client Representation No
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 12
Board Co-Chair
Board CoChair Cherie Mutersbaugh
Company Affiliation Retired Professor
Term July 2012 to July 2014
CEO/Executive Director
Executive Director Victoria Benge
Term Start Jan 2018
Email victoria@madisoncasa.org
Experience


Staff
Full Time Staff 1
Part Time Staff 1
Volunteers 21
Contractors 0
Retention Rate 0%
Management Reports to Board? Yes
Staff Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 2
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Staff Demographics - Gender
Male 0
Female 2
Unspecified 0
Formal Evaluations
CEO Formal Evaluation Yes
CEO/Executive Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Senior Management Formal Evaluation N/A
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Frequency N/A
NonManagement Formal Evaluation Yes
Non Management Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Description Court Appointed Special Advocates of Madison County advocating for the best interests of abused and neglected children involved in the Family Court system.  CASA recruits, screens and trains community volunteers to provide children with a voice in court.  Volunteers are appointed to a child or sibling set and they will stay involved until the child/ren achieve permamency, either reunification, custody to a relative or adoption. Volunteers meet with the child at least monthly and will meet with all interested parties (attorneys, parents, foster parents, teachers, nurses, social workers, etc.) in order to gather information about the  the child they are advocating on behalf of. With all of this information, the CASA volunteer will make recommendations to the court regarding the best interest of the child, which will include placement, needs and wants. CASA volunteers are always supervised by a staff who helps them with obtaining records, goes on initial visits with them and assists them with the court report process.
Budget 100,000
Category Civil Rights, Social Action & Advocacy, General/Other Children's Rights
Population Served Children and Youth (0 - 19 years)
Program Short Term Success Every child served is a short term program success.  When a CASA volunteer is assigned to a case this program considers it a success!
Program Long term Success
The following data comes from the US Department of Justice Office of the Inspector: 
-Children with a CASA volunteer are sustantially less likely to spend time in long-term foster care, defined as more than 3 years in care: 13.3% for CASA cases versus 27% of all children in foster care.
-When a CASA volunteer was involved, both children and their parents were ordered by the courts to receive more services.  
-Cases involving a CASA volunteer are more likely to be permanently closed than cases where a CASA volunteer is no involved: 5.5% of CASA cases versus 16% of cases without a CASA volunteer.
Program Success Monitored By CASA of Madison County measures program success by the number of volunteers trained and the number of children served.  Data is tracked using the software program Optima. All information pertaining to the children is tracked, substantiated cases of abuse/neglect, demographics, placements, number of social workers, etc. Also everything pertaining to volunteers is tracked - including demographics, education, career, hours they have worked on their case, miles they have driven in relation to their case, etc. We also track the outcomes of cases and what influence CASA volunteers had on that. 
Plans & Policies
Organization has a Fundraising Plan? Under Development
Organization has a Strategic Plan? Yes
Years Strategic Plan Considers 3
Date Strategic Plan Adopted Apr 2018
Management Succession Plan? Yes
Organization Policy and Procedures Yes
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistleblower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy Yes
Government Licenses
Is your organization licensed by the Government? No
Financials
Revenue vs Expenses - All Years
Expense Breakdown - Recent Year
Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year Start July 01, 2018
Fiscal Year End June 30, 2017
Projected Revenue $102,822.00
Projected Expenses $96,917.00
Spending Policy N/A
Detailed Financials
Revenue SourcesHelpThe financial analysis involves a comparison of the IRS Form 990 and the audit report (when available). Revenue from foundations and corporations may be included in individual contributions when not itemized separately.
Fiscal Year201720162015
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
----$17,000
Government Contributions$0$0$1,000
Federal------
State------
Local----$1,000
Unspecified------
Individual Contributions$52,802$12,814$5,000
------
----$118
Investment Income, Net of Losses$4$7--
Membership Dues----$500
Special Events$4,903--$1,500
Revenue In-Kind------
Other----$4,615
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201720162015
Program Expense$26,728$12,435$10,300
Administration Expense$6,509$5,184$2,503
Fundraising Expense$2,387--$416
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.620.731.75
Program Expense/Total Expenses75%71%61%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue------
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201720162015
Total Assets$41,463$16,147$19,841
Current Assets$35,747--$19,841
Long-Term Liabilities------
Current Liabilities$3,738$483$10,788
Total Net Assets$37,725$15,664$9,053
Audit Documents
2017 Review
2016 Review
2009 Review
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
State Registration Yes
Comments
CEO Comments CASA of Madison County, like most other nonprofits, has felt the strain of the budget cuts in the past few years.  We have been resourceful in our efforts to generate funds from unlikely sources and continue to strengthen the financial picture of our organization.
Address PO Box 634
Richmond, KY 40476
Primary Phone 859 624-4794
CEO/Executive Director Victoria Benge
Board Chair Erin Truett
Board Chair Company Affiliation Wellcare