Better Business Bureau Report for
CASA Program for Bullitt County

Better Business Bureau Report issued April 2012
Better Business Bureau Report expires September 2014


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Charity Contact Information

Name: CASA Program for Bullitt County
Address: 279 South Buckman Street
  Louisville , KY 40165
Phone: 502-543-4554
Web Address: www.bccasa.org
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Better Business Bureau Comments

Year, State Incorporated: 2003, Kentucky
Affiliates: None
Stated Purpose: The CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) Program for Bullitt County, Inc, a non-profit organization, recruits, trains and supports court approved volunteers to advocate on behalf of abused and neglected children who are under the protection of the juvenile court, seeking to assure safe, permanent families for them as quickly as possible.

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Evaluation Conclusions

              

CASA Program for Bullitt County meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.
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Programs

              

The CASA Program for Bullitt County recruits,trains and oversees volunteers who provide representation for children in the court system due to no fault of their own but as a result of dependency, abuse and neglect. A volunteer spends time getting to know the child on a more personal level. In working with all pertinent parties to the case all aspects including safety and welfare are examined and addressed. Coming from abusive homes where neglect and abuse occur in many different forms leaves most of our children in need of various service providers. Areas of concern and the need for services are then addressed at court hearings in report form along with recommendations from CASA to assist in creating court orders from the judge. CASA stays with a case after it is closed by the court, ensuring the child is in a safe permanent environment with all needs being met. Statistics show that a child with a CASA is less likely to spend time in jail as adult, reenter the court system a second time and spend less time languishing in foster placement with no permenant home and less chance at success.

For the fiscal year ended June 30, 2011, CASA Program for Bullitt County's program expenses were:

  
Program services 71,587
Total Program Expenses: $71,587
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Governance

              

Chief Executive : Cindy Prestigiacomo, Executive Director
Compensation*: 

Chair of the Board: Keith Griffee
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: President of PBI Bank

Board Size: 14

Paid Staff Size: 2

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Fund Raising

              

Method(s) Used:

Methods of fundraising include direct mail, invitations to fund raising events, print advertisements, radio, grant proposals, and internet appeals.
Fund raising costs were 15% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $58,836, are donations received as a result of fund raising activities.)
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Tax Status

              

This organization is tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. It is eligible to receive contributions deductible as charitable donations for federal income tax purposes.
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Financial

              

The following information is based on CASA Program for Bullitt County's CPA-reviewed financial statements for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2011.

Ending net assets as reported below include $211,153 in unrestricted net assets and $5,022 in temporarily restricted net assets.

Total assets as reported include $3,900 invested in furniture and equipment.






Source of Funds  
Grants & Contributions 45,699
Special Events 13,137
Interest Income 3,230
Total Income $62,066


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Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 80%  Fund Raising: 10%  Administrative: 10% 

Total income $62,066
Program expenses $71,587
Fund raising expenses 8,948
Administrative expenses 8,948
Total expenses $89,483
Expenses in Excess of Income (27,417)
Beginning net assets 243,592
Ending net assets 216,175
Total liabilities
Total assets $216,175


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