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CASA Program Start-up

CASA programs currently serve 26 of the 28 judicial districts in Arkansas. We are working with a steering committee in the 1st Judicial District and anticipate their startup to be by summer 08. Our vision is to provide every abused and/or neglected child with a CASA volunteer in the state of Arkansas.  Therefore, we are currently working on starting new programs in the areas that do not currently have a program.  At present, there is not a CASA program in the seventh Judicial District  If you are interested in starting a CASA program in your area, please contact the state office at 866-284-8111.  The state office works with community leaders to start the CASA program in the district.  For those groups going through the start-up process, we have compiled some documents for your reference as you go through the process.

New Program Development and Expansion of Services

Development Plan

National CASA- Planning Your Program  

Program development guide: http://www.casanet.org/program-services/guides/guide-program-development/index.htm

RFP for start-up funds

RFP for new programs

IRS Form 1023

Guide to Starting a Program under an Umbrella Organization

Arkansas State Standards for Programs

National CASA Program Standards