Piedmont CASA in Albemarle
“If the courts could appoint CASA Volunteers to cases earlier, before they entered the foster care system - I believe the children would be less likely to enter the foster care system at all. Their advocacy and dedication is that important."
Vice-Chair, Piedmont CASA Board of Directors
Serving Albemarle since 1995
Since opening our doors, Piedmont CASA Volunteers have advocated for nearly 900 children and youth in the Albemarle County foster care system. Of the 875 Volunteers who served those boys and girls, 150 were recruits from Albemarle County. Last year, 74 advocates served 105 Albemarle County children and youth.
In FY22, Piedmont CASA Volunteers donated approximately 4,240 hours to their advocacy work in Albemarle. This work is valued at $29.95 per hour by the Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services, so the savings in professional fees for the County of Albemarle is $126,988.
Decades of working together
Nine localities are served by courts in the 16th Judicial District
Since 1995, Piedmont CASA has served children and youth in the City of Charlottesville and Albemarle County. In 2013, we started providing CASA Volunteers for children in Louisa and Greene. In 2023, Piedmont CASA begins a phased roll out into Fluvanna, Madison and Orange - the only 16th District counties left unserved by CASA Volunteers. (The children of Culpeper and Goochland are being served by other CASAs.)
Fluvanna County is Phase One of our expansion, which begins in July 2023. Approximately 28,000 people live in Fluvanna, and it is projected to see a steady growth in population.