CASA of Oklahoma County, Inc.
1608 NW Expressway
#101
Oklahoma City OK 73118
Tax Exempt Status Public Supported Charity
Organization Does Business As (DBA) Name(s)
Organization DBA
NA
Mission Statement To provide trained court appointed volunteers who advocate for the best interest of abused or neglected children in the juvenile court system.
Contact Information
Contact Name Jennie Hill
Contact email jhill@casaofokco.org
Address 1608 NW Expressway
#101
Oklahoma City, OK 73118
Phone (405) 900-5100
Fax 405-5943617
County Oklahoma County
How to Give
Donate with Credit Card https://okcountycasa.org/support/
Donate to Endowment http://occf.org/casa/
Other ways to donate, support or volunteer
Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Oklahoma County provides trained volunteers to be a champion for the individualized best interests of children in foster care. Your donation gives children in our community who have been abused and neglected a powerful voice in the court, at school, and in our community. Your gift helps recruit, train and support our volunteers as they advocate for the best interests of our most vulnerable population, abused and neglected children.
 
Ways to support local children in need:
  • Mail in a Check
  • Give in Honor or Memory of Someone Special
  • Give a Stock Gift
  • Make a Gift to the CASA Endowment
  • Support One of Our Events
  • Become a corporate sponsor
CASA stands for Court Appointed Special Advocate and is a volunteer commitment unlike any other. Mandated by state statutes, the CASA volunteer functions as an officer of the court and has access to all confidential records pertaining to the child. The CASA volunteer offers consistency for a child when others in their life may change due to moves in placement or other circumstances.
 
Become a CASA volunteer – apply today!
 
To be a CASA volunteer, you:
  • Must be at least 21 years old.
  • Must be able to pass a background check, confidential interview, and successfully complete training.
You can apply at https://okcountycasa.org/volunteer
Financial Summary
 
 
Projected Revenue $1,846,312.00
Projected Expenses $1,846,312.00
History and Background
Former Names
NameYear
Citizens for Juvenile Justice2007
Year Founded 2007
IRS Ruling Year 2007
State Registration Expiration Dec 2019
Statements
Mission To provide trained court appointed volunteers who advocate for the best interest of abused or neglected children in the juvenile court system.
Background Court Appointed Special Advocates or CASA volunteers give a voice to abused and neglected children. Children who through no fault of their of their own are the subject of deprived cases and whose lives are on hold until the courts determine whether the parents can or will make the changes necessary to keep them safe. We are the only program in Oklahoma County that is authorized to train and supervise a CASA. But, what does that mean to a child? It means giving the child a voice and a caring adult during one of the scariest times of his/her life.
Impact A teenage girl had been taken out of her home and moved from foster home to foster home for years. Her time “in the system” had made her become frustrated and hardened in life, so she acted out and got into trouble, which only made her bounce from placement to placement more frequently. She saw no hope in herself and thought no one else saw any hope for her future either, until a child advocate volunteer came into her life.

As the advocate spent more time with the teen girl and advocated for her needs both in court and in life, the child advocate volunteer saw a brighter future for the teenage girl than anyone else had so far. This inspired the girl to expect more from herself. As the volunteer spent more time with the girl during her extremely long court process, the girl gradually stopped getting into trouble. Noting a change in the girl’s behavior and outlook on life, a CASA advocate supervisor asked the girl why the volunteer had made such an impact on her life, why she decided to make positive changes all of a sudden.

The girl simply replied, “My advocate answers my phone calls.”

As this story demonstrates, during one of the scariest times in these children’s lives, all it takes to change their outlook on life for the better is simply an adult who voluntarily answers their phone calls, or an adult that actually wants to spend time with them. Between moving foster homes, working with DHS staff members that are constantly changing, being interviewed by DHS, lawyers, and investigators, children that have been abused and/or neglected are in desperate need of that one person that they can always count on no matter what else changes. A Court Appointed Special Advocate is that person.
Needs Ways You Can Help CASA of Oklahoma County:
  •     Become a Court Appointed Special Advocate
  •     Donate money to support our advocate volunteers with training and supervisors
  •     Volunteer your time and special talents to our office, staff, or events
  •      Invite us to speak at your next Rotary, church, social or business meeting
  •     Like us on Facebook and Follow us on Twitter and share our updates with your friends
Area Served
Area Served
Geographic Area Served
Oklahoma County
Oklahoma County
Service Categories
Secondary Organizational Category Civil Rights, Social Action, Advocacy/Children's Rights
Tertiary Organizational Category Civil Rights, Social Action, Advocacy/Children's Rights
Programs
Description Programming consists of recruitment, training and supervision to provide best interest advocacy for abused and/or neglected children in deprived cases.
Strategy
Population Served Children and Youth (0 - 19 years) Victims Children and Youth (0 - 19 years)
Program Long-term SuccessHelpDescription of the ultimate change(s) that will result from this program. This may be far into the future or represent an ideal state. Increased the number of active advocate volunteers by 10% appointed to deprived cases.
Examples of Program SuccessHelpSpecific examples of changes in behaviors or testimonies of changes that demonstrate program success. In 2011, 299 advocate volunteers represented 765 children in 312 cases.
CEO/Executive Director
CEO/Executive Director Jennie Hill
Start Date Sept 2017
Email jhill@casaofokco.org
Senior Staff
NameTitle
Jennie HillExecutive Director
BC PhillipsDirector of Communications and Marketing
Kim VanbebberProgram Director
Staff
Number of Full-time Staff 19
Number of Part-time Staff 3
Number of Contract Staff 1
Number of Volunteers 261
Does CEO/Executive Director have formal evaluations? Yes
Management reports to board? Yes
Staff Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 5
Caucasian 17
Hispanic/Latino 1
Staff Demographics - Gender
Male 5
Female 17
Organizational Plans
Fundraising Plan Yes
Communication Plan Yes
Strategic Plan Yes
Number of Years Strategic Plan Considers 3
Date Strategic Plan Adopted Aug 2018
Management Succession Plan Under Development
Organization Policies and Procedures Yes
Affiliations
AffiliationYear
National CASA1987
Greater Oklahoma City Chamber2014
United Way of Central Oklahoma member agency2011
Board Chair
Name Joni Stewart
Company Affiliation Self-employed
Term July 2018 to June 2020
Board of Directors
List Current as of July 11, 2019
Board of Directors List
NameAffiliationStatus
Miguel BaezOKC Fire DepartmentVoting
Tim BakerNexus Corp.Voting
James BennettSandRidge EnergyVoting
Lori BlumenthalVoting
Jennifer Chrysant
Cody CooperPhillips Murrah P.C.Voting
Raymond DallasVoting
Jennifer DunnSandridge EnergyVoting
Heidi HerburgerVoting
Pam LaneCommunity VolunteerVoting
Candice MilardMilard Law, PLLCVoting
Jack MorganVoting
Shontai MoutonLove's Travel Stops & Country Stores, Inc.Voting
Lisa OwensVoting
Krisan PattersonVoting
Jessica RamirezLove's CorporationVoting
Katie SayVoting
Stacy SchefflerHPIVoting
Ivy SniderVoting
Coree StevensonVoting
Joni StewartThe Bridge GroupVoting
Tammy StreeterWatermark BankVoting
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 1
Caucasian 19
Hispanic/Latino 1
Native American/American Indian 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 8
Female 11
Current Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year July 01, 2019-June 30, 2020
Current Year Budgeted Total Income $1,846,312
Current Year Budgeted Total Expenses $1,846,312
IRS Letter of Determination
Prior Three Years' Financial History
Revenue and ExpensesHelpFinancial data for prior years is entered by foundation staff based on the documents submitted by nonprofit organizations.Foundation staff members enter this information to assure consistency in the presentation of financial data across all organizations.
Fiscal Year201820172016
Total Revenue$1,077,502$1,334,637$1,162,537
Total Expenses$1,276,968$1,077,753$1,091,031
Revenue Less Expenses($199,466)$256,884$71,506
Revenue SourcesHelpThe financial analysis involves a comparison of the IRS Form 990 and the audit report (when available) and revenue sources may not sum to total based on reconciliation differences. Revenue from foundations and corporations may include individual contributions when not itemized separately.
Fiscal Year201820172016
Contributions$400,352$530,845$462,181
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
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Government Contributions$435,952$494,828$482,898
Federal------
State------
Local------
Unspecified$435,952$494,828$482,898
Individual Contributions------
$105,000$105,000$95,063
------
Investment Income, Net of Losses$17,556$21,182$4,479
Unrealized Gain/Loss------
Membership Dues------
Special Events$118,642$182,782$117,916
Revenue In-Kind------
Other------
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201820172016
Program Expense$1,027,871$818,933$846,510
Administration Expense$153,021$129,720$125,848
Fundraising Expense$96,076$129,100$118,673
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses0.841.241.07
Program Expense/Total Expenses80%76%78%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue24%24%26%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201820172016
Total Assets$1,476,911$1,678,809$1,422,130
Current Assets$1,249,386$1,426,840$1,181,989
Long-Term Liabilities------
Current Liabilities$39,743$42,175$42,380
Total Net Assets$1,437,168$1,636,634$1,379,750
Solvency
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201820172016
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities31.4433.8327.89
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201820172016
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Funding Sources
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201820172016
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountGovt - Unspecified $435,952Contributions $530,845Gov't - Unspecified $482,898
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountContributions $400,352Gov't Unspecified $494,828Contributions $462,181
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountSpecial Events $118,642Special Events $182,782Special Events $117,916
Endowment? Yes
Endowment Spending Policy Percentage
Endowment Spending Policy Percentage (if selected) 5 %
Credit Line? No
Reserve Fund? Yes
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Comments on Financials
Foundation Staff Comments

All prior year financial information is from the IRS Form 990s.

Contributions may include foundations and corporations when the breakout was not available.

The financial information presented is obtained from the following sources: IRS Form 990, independent audit reports, financial statements – board approved when available, and supplemental information from the organization. We do not warrant or guarantee the timeliness, errors or inaccuracies. With respect to information regarding financial performance, nothing on this website should be interpreted as a statement or interpretation by OCCF staff.

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Address 1608 NW Expressway
#101
Oklahoma City, OK 73118
Primary Phone 405 900-5100
Contact Email jhill@casaofokco.org
Give with Credit Card https://okcountycasa.org/support/
Give to Endowment http://occf.org/casa/
CEO/Executive Director Jennie Hill
Board Chair Joni Stewart
Board Chair Company Affiliation Self-employed