Dancing for Kids

Breaking News for Friends of CASA

Bingo cash mob event helps fund nonprofit! - Chagrin Valley Times

Jul 15, 2013

A cash mob June 28 at the Greenville Inn generated funds that Friends of CASA for Kids will use to benefit abused and neglected children in the juvenile court system in Geauga County. ...

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Abused or neglected children are often physically unhealthy adults, research finds

Jun 10, 2013

Anyone who has spent time on a therapist's couch can tell you how important early childhood experiences -- both positive and negative -- are to our emotional well-being later in life. ...

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Disturbing Numbers

Jun 10, 2013

From Chris Steigerwald, Director, Our case load increase is definitely related to Heroin and opiate addiction.  ...

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Abuse and neglect are growing problems in Geauga County.

Want to Learn More about Child Abuse in Geauga County?

In the past three years, the number of new cases of abused and neglected children entering the court system has risen by 25% each year.

To learn more about the problem and what’s being done to combat it, register below.

We will send you periodic updates via email.

Register here.

Welcome to Friends of CASA of Geauga County

Friends of CASA is a 501(c)3 nonprofit that serves as a fundraising arm for CASA for KIDS of Geauga County, a program of the Juvenile Court.

99% of the money we raise is used to do three things:

Help kids who are victims of abuse and neglect by paying for necessities not afforded them – things like summer camps,  braces, athletic shoes and pool passes. Things that go a long way to making them feel less like victims and more like every other kid.

Support the CASA volunteers who advocate for the children in court by defraying training costs and other expenses.

Increase public awareness of the problem of child abuse and neglect in Geauga County through various programs and events.

Marci King and her staff Donate to Friends of CASA

Marci King and her staff at Marci's Hair on the Square in Chardon recently doated $200 to Friends of CASA to help the abused and neglected children of Geauga County. Here Chris Steigerwald, director of CASA for Kids of Geauga County, accepts their generous donation. Marci and her staff also provided various free services to the Juvenile / Probate Court for Public Service Employee Recognition Week held the week of May 6th.

Volunteer Appreciation Dinner

Thanks for stepping up to the plate.

Willing to make a difference in the lives of children.

October 2012 Class
October CASA volunteer training class. A friendly group with a great spirit!

CASA for KIDS of Geauga County

Volunteers standing up, speaking out, changing lives for children in need.

CASAs advocate for abused and neglected children in juvenile court. They speak for the children, helping them find hope, find homes.

CASA for KIDS of Geauga County is a program of the Juvenile Court. CASA volunteers, or Court Appointed Special Advocates, are volunteers who represent the “best interest” of a child when family problems such as substance abuse, mental health issues and domestic violence result in child abuse and neglect.

Sworn in as Officers of the Court after completion of training and support by professional staff, CASA volunteers are ordinary people who learn all they can about the family and child, and then report back to the judge with facts and recommendations.

For more about CASA for KIDs, including how to become a CASA, go to the "Get Involved" tab in the  navigation bar. Then click on "Become a CASA" in the drop down.

Red Cross Names CASA Volunteers Hometown Heroes

People who volunteer as Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASAs) are all ages, all genders, all ethnicities and come from all walks of life.

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Friends of CASA for KIDS
P.O. Box 21
  Novelty, Ohio 44072