Piedmont CASA is coming to Madison County in 2024

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Courthouse - Madison County, Virginia
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Join us!

Piedmont CASA is expanding into Fluvanna, Madison, and Orange

Our goal is to complete this expansion in three years: 2023-2025. Phase 1 into Fluvanna is already underway. Phase 2 is Madison and Phase 3 is Orange.

The number of children we serve will jump approximately 45%

We already serve around 200 children each year. With this expansion, we will serve an additional 80-100 boys and girls.

Our footprint will increase 68%

We are currently serving 955 square miles. With this expansion, we will add close to 1,394 square miles, thus increasing our footprint to 2,349.

Your pledge will spread hope!

Join us in spreading hope to more kids in foster care! Your pledge will help ensure that by the end of 2025, all children and youth in foster care in these counties will have Piedmont CASA Volunteers and Bridges to Success Coaches.

Why Madison?

In the 16th Judicial District, children, families, lawyers, judges, and service providers all move across county lines. Until now, Piedmont CASA Volunteers were limited to taking cases that originated in only four of its nine localities. This has meant that children in Madison who find themselves in foster care due to allegations of abuse and neglect are going without the services and support of a CASA. It is for their sake that we are expanding our service area.

In their report for 2022, the Virginia Department of Social Services (DSS) stated that Madison had an average of 20 children in each month. The average time in care was 29 months, which is above the state average. For the 60% of children who exited to adoption, that time was closer to 42 months. Piedmont CASA Volunteers can help reduce the amount of time these children spend in care. The demographics of Madison County are about 85% White, 9% Black, and 3% Multiracial. There is an Hispanic population of 3.5%. In 2022, approximately 71% of Madison County children in foster care were White, 21% were Black, and 8% Multiracial.

How to get involved

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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.