The first step in becoming a CASA volunteer is to attend an information session. At the sessions, guests have the opportunity to hear from a CASA volunteer and a CASA supervisor about the process of advocating for a child who has been abused or neglected. It’s the best way to get the full picture of what’s involved.

                               

Next Scheduled Info Sessions:

 March 29th, 2017 from 7PM – 8PM @ the Fairfax CASA office located at

4103 Chain Bridge Road, Suite 200, Fairfax, VA 22030 

 April 12th, 2017 from 7PM – 8PM @ the Fairfax CASA office located at

4103 Chain Bridge Road, Suite 200, Fairfax, VA 22030 

May 13th, 2017 from 11AM – 12PM @ the Reston Regional Library located at  

11925 Bowman Towne Dr, Reston, VA 20190

 Please RSVP to ktootle@casafairfax.org

RunWalkLogoTransparent_noDate-page-001 (2) Saturday, April 29th, 2017

8:00 AM

Fairfax County Courthouse grounds

The seventh annual Fairfax CASA’s Run for the Children 8K Race & 3K Run/Walk will once again be held in historic Fairfax City. Since its inception in 2010, the race has become a “must-do” event for runners and families across Northern Virginia. On average, this race attracts nearly 1,000 runners and walkers, 250 volunteers, and raises almost $85,000 each year to support Fairfax CASA’s advocacy work with abused and neglected children in the community.

This is a great venue with an attractive USATF certified course and ample free parking. Great prizes, food, a raffle, and entertainment make this a must run event!

Visit www.fairfaxrunforthechildren.com for updates!

For more information contact Kristy Tootle at (703) 273-3526 ext. 17 or email raceinfo@casafairfax.org. 

Run. Volunteer. Donate.

Fairfax CASA is pleased and honored to announce our being chosen as a Giving Circle of HOPE (GCH) grant recipient for the 2016 year. The Giving Circle of HOPE awards annual grants to exceptional nonprofits. You can learn more about them here: http://givingcircleofhope.org/

 

 

Join us for dinner on October 16th as we eat for change! Chipotle will donate 50% of all proceeds from 5:00 -9:00 PM to Fairfax CASA’s mission.

JOIN US AND…

1. On Oct. 16th attend the Chipotle at 9506 Main Street Store No 22B in Fairfax, VA

2. Present the flier below in-person at the register. Find a printer-friendly PDF version of the flier here

3. Eat amazing food, while helping EVERY child in Fairfax County find a permanent, safe and loving home!

 

 

Chipotle flier to be presented in-person

Chipotle flier to be presented in-person

 

INVITE FRIENDS! RSVP to our Facebook event and share to your timeline!

CHILDREN IN NEED RECEIVE A VOICE:

COURT APPOINTED SPECIAL ADVOCATES ARE SWORN IN

~ The Fairfax Court Appointed Special Advocates staff  has trained ten new volunteers as advocates who will speak on behalf of abused and neglected children in the Fairfax County area. ~

 

FAIRFAX (June 30, 2016)- Ten new volunteers have passed background checks, screening and a lengthy interview process in order to undergo the extensive pre-service training that culminated in their swearing in yesterday evening. These volunteers, along with the 150 other Court Appointed Special Advocates serving this fiscal year, have been trained to observe, represent and voice the best interests of children who have been abused and neglected. These volunteers will write court reports with recommendations to the Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Courts in Fairfax County on behalf of those children. Lastly, the CASA volunteers will ensure these children do not feel alone in the chaotic child welfare system.

 

Every few days, an abused or neglected child in Fairfax County is placed under Court protection. These children need advocates to protect their fundamental rights. CASA volunteers are the solution. Become a CASA volunteer, donate, encourage others to join our cause. Every child deserves a promising future.” –Darcy Cunningham, Executive Director

 

Fairfax CASA is a 501(c)(3) public charity (54-1555197), working at the request of the Fairfax County Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court to recruit, train, and supervise citizen volunteers to provide advocacy for abused and neglected children who are under the Court’s protection. The mission of Fairfax CASA is to advocate for the best interests of each abused and neglected child referred by the Fairfax County Juvenile & Domestic Relations District Court through the promotion and support of quality volunteer representation. We seek to ensure that each child’s needs are identified and addressed with the goal of living in a safe and permanent home.

 

Since its founding in 1989, Fairfax Court Appointed Special Advocates has recruited and trained nearly 1,800 CASA volunteers to provide this critical service to more than 6,800 children who have been referred by the Court.  Fairfax CASA volunteers have been able to provide a voice to EVERY child with an open abuse and/or neglect case in the Court for the last three years, compared to three years ago when children were unserved and waiting for a CASA volunteer. We have created a comprehensive and nationally recognized volunteer recruitment and training program that is very successful. Our volunteers remain on their cases from beginning to end, in some cases well over five years.

 

Last year, 342 children in Fairfax County required the Court’s protection because their parents would not, or could not provide for their most basic needs and keep them safe. To meet this need CASA volunteers worked 17,000 hours, making 4,500 visits with 400 children and driving nearly 140,000 miles to advocate for their best interests within the past year.

 

A Court Appointed Special Advocate has not only an impact on the outcome of the case, but also provides a multitude of positive lifelong effects on a child’s life. Over last two years, 97% of the nearly 3,000 recommendations made to the Fairfax County Juvenile and Domestic Relations Circuit Court have been adopted by the judges and ordered on behalf of the children we serve. Children with CASA volunteers spend 7.5 months less time in foster care, experience fewer out of home placements and have significantly improved educational performance than their peers without a CASA volunteer.  More than 90% of children with CASA volunteers never reenter the child welfare system, a significant difference compared to the general foster care population.

 

Summer Information Session:

August 6th, 1:00- 2:00 p.m.

Sherwood Regional Library

Prospective and interested volunteers should plan on attending this information session to learn more about the duties involved in becoming a CASA. RSVP to Kristy Tootle, by phone at (703)273-3526 ext. 17 or email ktootle@casafairfax.org.

 

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Shopping never felt so good!
Shop For A Cause gives you the opportunity to give back to your community and to help our organization. Since 2006, Shop For A Cause has raised tens of millions of dollars to benefit the causes most important to our local community, raising funds for ongoing charitable efforts.

Purchase a $5 Shop For A Cause savings pass to receive 25% off at Macy’s and support Fairfax Court Appointed Special Advocates during this year’s event. The $5 Shopping Pass* offers exclusive savings in every Macy’s store on Friday, August 26 – Sunday, August 28, and we keep 100% of the proceeds.

Savings Pass holders are able to enter to win a $500 Macy’s Gift Card in stores the weekend of August 26th at no additional cost! So stop by our office today, and pick up your shopping passes! Find the magic of giving back, as Macy’s celebrates a national day of support for the Fairfax community.

What is the Savings Pass?
Save 25% off throughout the store on an assortment of regular, sale and clearance merchandise and 10% off electrics and electronics, watches, furniture, mattresses and rugs/floor coverings.
At each Macy’s store, Savings Pass holders are also eligible to win a $500 Macy’s Gift Card at no additional cost!

How do I purchase my Savings Pass through Fairfax CASA?
Stop by our office in-person Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Limited number of passes are available each week, so stop by today.
To reserve your passes for pick-up, email amachado@casafairfax.org or call 703-273-3526 ext. 15
Cash, check and debit cards accepted.

Can I purchase a pass for friends and family?
Yes! Savings Pass purchases are not limited per person. Give the gift of savings to family, friends and coworkers!

Share the gift of savings on your social network! 
Follow us on Twitter and Like us on Facebook for more updates on this and other fundraisers!

See more when you download the PDF flyer here.

 

 

In support of Fairfax CASA and other worthy organizations, join us for the TNS Gold Tournament.

 

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TNS Charity Golf Tournament Sept 12 2016

(click the link or image above for more information and to register)

In Honor of Child Abuse Prevention Month in the month of April:

 Fairfax CASA planted pinwheel gardens at the Fairfax County Court House and in downtown Fairfax at Old Town Square.

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RunWalkLogoTransparent-page-001 (2) Saturday, April 30th, 2016

8:00 AM

Fairfax County Courthouse grounds

The sixth annual Fairfax CASA’s Run for the Children 8K Race & 3K Run/Walk will once again be held in historic Fairfax City. Since its inception in 2010, the race has become a “must-do” event for runners and families across Northern Virginia. On average, this race attracts nearly 1,000 runners and walkers, 250 volunteers, and raises almost $85,000 each year to support Fairfax CASA’s advocacy work with abused and neglected children in the community.

This is a great venue with an attractive USATF certified course and ample free parking. Great prizes, food, a raffle, and entertainment make this a must run event!

 

Online Registration is now Closed.  You can still register!!  Go to Pacers in Fairfax City, today from noon to 7pm and tomorrow from noon to 6pm OR at the RACE on Saturday from 6:30 am to 7:30 am!

We believe all Race attendees play a great part in helping our mission, and we’d like to recognize these superheroes. This year as part of our 3K Run/Walk we invite all child attendees to wear superhero costumes for our Superhero Children’s Fun Run! Find more information about the Superhero Children’s Fun Run here.

For more information call (703) 273-3526 or email raceinfo@casafairfax.org. 

Run. Volunteer. Donate.

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