Rappahannock CASA Inc., known as the Rappahannock Area CASA program, advocated for its first child in 1990. We typically serve about 160 children each year in the Fredericksburg area (in Fredericksburg, King George, Spotsylvania and occasionally Stafford), though we served more than 180 children in FY17, and our FY18 caseload is currently unusually high.

Our goal is to ensure that every child grows up in a safe, permanent home free from abuse and the fear of abuse. Our volunteers work hard to ensure that each child's needs are identified and met, and that no child lingers in foster care or returns to a home where abuse is likely to reoccur.

We maximize the salaries of our small staff through the use of high-quality volunteers. The value of our volunteers' services (according to the Virginia Employment Commission's volunteer equivalency rate) is higher than our agency's overall budget of about $200,000. We run a lean program but make a hefty impact!
Our funding comes from a mix of federal, state and local government grants, private donations, fundraising events and the Rappahannock United Way.
We receive grant funding from the:
  • Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services;
  • federal Victims of Crime Act;
  • city of Fredericksburg;
  • counties of King George, Spotsylvania and Stafford;
  • Rappahannock United Way
We have also been generously supported over the years by the National CASA Association, The Community Foundation of the Ra
ppahannock River Region (including the Duff McDuff Green Jr. Fund and the David Morgan Fund), Women in the Giving Spirit, Northrop Grumman, the E.C. Wareheim Foundation and numerous individuals and businesses in the Fredericksburg area.

Click here for a list of staff and board members.
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