Rappahannock CASA (sometimes called the Rappahannock Area CASA program) advocated for its first child in 1990. We typically serve about 170 children each year in the Fredericksburg area. We serve children in the city of Fredericksburg and counties of Spotsylvania, Stafford and King George.

Our caseload fluctuates each year based on how many children end up in the juvenile court system, via foster care or protective orders, due to parental abuse or neglect.

Our goal is to ensure that every child grows up in a safe, permanent home. 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) often exceeds our overall budget. 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, foundation grants, fundraising events and the Rappahannock United Way.
We receive annual grant funding from the:
  • the state of Virginia via the Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services;
  • the federal government via the federal Victims of Crime Act;
  • the city of Fredericksburg and counties of King George, Spotsylvania and Stafford;
  • the Rappahannock United Way
We have also been generously supported over the years by:
  • The National CASA Association; 
  • The Community Foundation of the Rappahannock River Region -- including the Duff McDuff Green Jr. Fund, the David Morgan Fund and the Women and Girls Fund;
  • Women in the Giving Spirit;
  • Northrop Grumman;
  • E.C. Wareheim Foundation;
  • the Fredericksburg Area Running Club via our Downtown Mile for CASA fundraising race
  • individuals, businesses and foundations in the Fredericksburg area and beyond.

Click here for a list of  our staff and board members.
Subpages (1): Staff and Board