Goochland CASA was founded in 2005 with three volunteers who served twenty three children the first year, traveling 1,718 miles and working 310 hours of volunteer service. Currently Goochland CASA has eighteen volunteers. Records show that our CASA’s have served over three hundred thirty children and have driven over 13,000 miles while assisting their children in over six thousand volunteer hours.
Goochland CASA was initiated and developed at the local level with regulatory and oversight monitoring provided by Department of Criminal Justice Services. We depend on state and local government for financial and in kind support and from contributions from the community. Goochland CASA also enjoys the support of the court and Goochland Board of Supervisors.
CASA volunteers make a difference in the outcomes for children through submission of fact based and unbiased court reports with thoughtful recommendations based on the best interest of the child. Their recommendations are “frequently incorporated into the hearing court order”, according to a survey of Juvenile Court judges.