How to customize this template: -Start by adding the prospective partner’s logo to the bottom of all of the slides next to the CASA logo. Do this by going into “View” and choosing “slide master.” In the slide masters, insert the prospective partner’s logo next to the CASA logo. If your program uses a GAL logo or other this can be updated in the ‘slide master view’ as well. -Where you see brackets [ ] fill in the information as prompted. Delete information or entire slides that are not relevant to your local CASA/GAL program. -Before sending this to a prospective partner, delete all of the instructions contained in the notes sections
The following slides paint a national picture. If it strengthens your case, add or substitute in statistics from your region. Or, if the prospective partner is already familiar with CASA, remove slides as necessary.
Your partnership objectives will depend on your existing relationship with the company. These are some sample objectives but they should be tailored based on knowledge ascertained through preliminary meetings/phone calls and Internet research. Try to get partner to give specific goals/objectives they hope to meet by partnering with you. Don’t forget to thoroughly search company’s Web sites, including brands that would be good for partnership. Note current philanthropic commitments and if company has corporate mission/vision statements
You might add verbally that “Approximately two-thirds of foster kids are without the independent voice of a CASA advocate and languish in our overburdened social welfare system”
The next several slides outline the role of the CASA volunteer. It states our key value proposition and mission in consistent language, which helps us build the CASA brand further. You generally will keep many of these slides in every deck. If you use a different identifier such as “Volunteer Advocate” or “Volunteer GAL” you can customize accordingly.
Or, if the company only has local interest, use this slide to show the local reach.
In the blue box, enter the dollar amount it takes to provide a CASA/GAL volunteer for one year. If you don’t have this information, use the national average of $1,070 or $89 per month.
Explain this slide verbally by saying, “One paid CASA supervisor can support 30 volunteers, a cost-effective way to ensure that 90 foster kids have a voice in court.”
SUFFER THE CHILDREN Greater Prince William CASA
To provide a voice in court for every abused and neglected child that they might have an opportunity for a safe and permanent home.
To help the child in crisis feel a little less alone, understand a little more about what is happening around them, and know that someone who cares will be there through their entire court experience.
To watch diligently over the child’s safety and care that they not get lost in the system and are provided the needed services to grow up to become healthy, productive adults, able to break the chain of abuse.
To assist the court and the Guardian ad Litem by providing accurate, child centered information as they seek to legally protect the child.
Last year, in Prince William 1,412 children received interventions for child abuse. THE CRISIS Each year nearly 800,000 childrenare confirmed victims of abuse or neglect in the U.S. The threat grows during times of economic downturn. 4
Last Year in Greater Prince William CASA provided advocates to 401 abused, neglected and abandoned children 5
Last year, 119 kids were in foster care, in Prince William because they could not live safely with their families. 6
On average, a child is moved at least 3 timeswhile in foster care—often more.National Children’s Law Network 7
In an overburdened social welfare system, abused and neglected children often slip through the cracks.On average, a foster kid will remain in the system for 3 years.The Pew Commission on Children in Foster Care 8
Foster kids typicallyattend 9 different schools by age 18.National Children’s Law Network 9
homeless dropout unemployed incarcerated A recent study found children who suffer abuse are 50 percent more likely to engage in many types of crime. Does Child Abuse Cause Crime?, Janet Currie & Erdal Tekin, National Bureau of Economic Research, 2007 10
It can be different… productive member of society successful career high school graduate safe home THE CASA SOLUTION A CASA volunteer and a safe, permanent home for every child in foster care. 11
CASA volunteers do what no one else does They donate their time to act as the independent eyes and ears of the court, investigate in the field, and speak solely in the interests of the child. 12
They submit recommendations and are effective in identifying the needs of children and parents
CASA VOLUNTEERS = A PROVEN SOLUTION 95 percent of kids with a CASA volunteer stay out of long-term foster care. 90 percent of kids with a CASA volunteer do not re-enter the child welfare system. Kids with CASA volunteers are more likely to be adopted. U.S. Department of Justice 14
CASA of Greater Prince William this year: 124 highly trained volunteers serving nearly 500 children in the 31st Judicial District 15
Last Year in Greater Prince William: 124 VOLUNTEERS 10,406 HOURS $213,635 HOURS VALUE 16
An abused child is provided a CASA Advocate for one year $1,200 investment CASA Volunteers = Cost-Effective Solution NATIONAL CASA 2008 PROGRAM SURVEY 17
90 Children Served 1 Supervisor 30 Volunteers CASA Volunteers = Exponential Impact 18
ANNUAL NATIONAL COST OF CHILD ABUSE & NEGLECT =$104 billion CASA Volunteers = Exponential ROI 19
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