PARACHUTE: Butler County CASA

Name of Non-Profit Organization *

PARACHUTE: Butler County Court Appointed Special Advocates

Today's Date: *

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Organization's website

http://www.parachutecasa.org

EIN / 501(C)(3)Number *

31-1230170

What year did your organization receive it's non-profit status? *

1988

Address *

284 N Fair Avenue
Hamilton, OH 45013
United States

County *

Butler

Your Name *

Janie Cochran

Your Title *

Recruitment & Development Specialist

Your email address *

jcochran@parachutecasa.org

Your Phone Number

(513) 887-5010

Executive Director's Name *

Chris Schultz

Executive Director's email address *

casa@parachutecasa.org

What is the mission of your organization?

PARACHUTE: Butler County CASA’s mission is to speak for the best interests of abused and neglected children in court. We promote and support quality volunteer representation for children to provide the child a safe, permanent, and nurturing home.
CASA volunteers achieve PARACHUTE's mission by providing positive and measurable outcomes for abused and neglected children by acting as their voice in court and helping them get placed into a permanent and loving home. Children with CASA volunteers are less likely to be abused again while in the court system, are more likely to receive the help they need to recover from trauma, and are more likely to be placed into a permanent, safe, and nurturing environment.

Which social causes (up to 3 choices) does your agency address through its programming? *

  • (3) Children
  • (5) Education
  • (11) Poverty

Any comments about your selections you would like to share with the student philanthropists?

CASA volunteers are ordinary people who do extraordinary work in service to our community. Moreover, CASA volunteers work in their own communities and believe in the rights and dignity of children. CASAs are committed to putting that belief to work for children who have been abused or neglected. PARACHUTE volunteers promote asset development by working to provide vulnerable children with a safe home, a stable environment, family support, positive communication, caring neighborhoods and communities, and a positive view of their future. In addition to training volunteers to serve as advocates, PARACHUTE is building and empowering the community with civic participation, which promotes collaboration to solve problems and to build a stronger community with involved citizens. By engaging community adults in this volunteer activity, PARACHUTE also encourages them to become partners with criminal justice professionals, which gives the community the chance to work together to find long-term solutions for child abuse and neglect. The success of PARACHUTE is directly related to these partnerships and the dedication of hardworking and committed community volunteers who give their time and effort to advocate for needy children.

Does your organization have volunteer opportunities available for students? *

Yes, Grades 6 – 12

List possible volunteer opportunities -or- a link to where they can be found on the web.

Collecting school supplies and organizing letters to be mailed 3 times per year.

Volunteer coordinator

Janie Cochran

Volunteer coordinator's email address

jcochran@parachutecasa.org

Volunteer coordinator's phone number

(513) 887-5010