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Piedmont CASA 3-Year Strategic Plan (2014 2017)

Piedmont CASA Vision


All abused or neglected children in Barrow, Jackson and Banks Counties seeking a safe,
permanent home through Juvenile Court have a CASA volunteer.
Piedmont CASA Mission
To promote and protect the best interest of children who have been abused or neglected
by training volunteers to advocate for them in courts, in schools and in Banks, Jackson,
Barrow Counties to help them find safe, permanent homes.
Strategic Priorities
!" Contin#o#sl$ !m%ro&e Program '((ecti&eness (Sta(( and )oard)
A" 'sta*lis+ a Plan to ser&e 100, o( t+e c+ild %o%#lation in (oster care in t+e
ser&ice area"
)" Maintain statistical %rogram data as metrics (or contin#o#s im%ro&ement
and as e&idence o( Program e((ecti&eness"
C" -ecr#it. +ire. train. and retain t+e n#m*er o( /#alit$ %ersonnel needed to
ac+ie&e t+e %lan"
0" 'ngage 1o&ernment and Co#rt o((icials to in(orm t+em regarding
t+e im%act o( t+e CASA Program and to get (eed*ac2 on e((ecti&eness"
!!" !m%ro&e )oard '((ecti&eness And Committee 3eaders+i% ()oard)
A" 4%timi5e )oard si5e. di&ersit$. and demogra%+ics"
)" 'sta*lis+ Committees needed consistent 6it+ e7ec#tion o( t+e Ann#al
Plan eac+ $ear (or Sta((. )oard and Vol#nteers"
C" -ecr#it and train ne6 )oard mem*ers and im%ro&e s2ills and increase
t+e in&ol&ement o( e7isting mem*ers"
!!!" !ncrease Comm#nit$ Visi*ilit$ (P- Committee)
A" !ncrease a6areness and in&ol&ement (rom all t+ree co#nties"
)" See2 colla*oration 6it+ ot+er agencies. c+ild 6el(are %ro(essionals.
attorne$s and Ci&ic gro#%s to increase a6areness o( C+ild Ad&ocac$
iss#es"
!V" Pro&ide (or Sta*le 8#nding (0e&elo%ment Committee)
A" 0i&ersi($ (#nding so#rces"
)" Maintain a reso#rce de&elo%ment %lan9 re&ie6 semi-ann#all$"
C" :or2 on a (#t#re %lan (or alternati&e o((ice s%ace and e/#i%ment"
0" Contin#e to increase (#nding to s#%%ort Strategic 4*;ecti&e !-A (100,
ser&ice %ro&ision to c+ildren in need o( a CASA 6it+in ser&ice area)"
Reviewed by board members on April 22, 2014
APPENDIX A: INTERNAL AND EXTERNAL ASSESSMENT
Internal and External Assessment
(SWOT: Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, Threats)
Internal External

Strengths

Opportunities


Quality Advocacy
Strong, knowledgeable, growing volunteer
base
Dedicated Staff with expertise longevity
!udicial Support
"ood reputation in child welfare syste#
Dedicated board #e#bers
Diverse board and staff
$rovide needed services
"rant Support

Education of elected officials
%arketing
Outreach to &arrow and &anks
Strengthen reputation
Speaking engage#ents
'o##it#ent to building reserve fund
'onnecting to donors
Appreciation and recognition of volunteers
(eed for 'ASA in dependency cases with
li#ited D)'S involve#ent



*eaknesses

+hreats


)inancial stability
Exposure in &arrow 'ounty
'o##unity unsure how 'ASA is different
fro# other agencies and,or child advocacy
organi-ations particularly in &arrow 'ounty
Scope of board representation
.eavy reliance on board #e#bers

)ewer dollars for #any worthy causes
Econo#y
/nable to #eet current need for volunteer
advocates
Doing #ore with less could increase risk to
children, volunteers, staff, and progra#
$otential for decrease in govern#ent funding
De#ands and restrictions of govern#ent
funding