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Lincoln CASA Update

News From Lincoln County CASA

Lincoln County CASA just wanted to thank both the Kootenai Kiwanis and the Lincoln County Zero to Five program for their support and recent donations.  We were able to purchase books, crayons, water color paints, coloring books, puzzles, and a variety of sensory toys to make up summer activity bags for the kiddos that we serve.  Our children have already spent months quarantined at home due to COVID-19, so we hope these activity bags will make life a little more enjoyable during the coming  summer months.  If you haven't picked up your bag yet, please schedule a time with Sean Carlin to get your goodies for your children.  Thanks to all our CASAs for all that you do.  We appreciate you!

 


2019 in Review

  • 77 children were in foster care during 2019.

  • 37 new cases of abuse/neglect were filed in 2019.

  • Lincoln County CASA served 33 children in our first year (April 2019 – December 2019) – 22 of those children were served directly by 10 CASAs, with the other 11 being monitored by staff.

  • Lincoln County has averaged 30 new children entering foster care each year.

  • CASA is currently serving 23 children. Our goal is to train a class of 15 volunteers this spring in order to meet the growing need.

  • In 2019, children we worked with had the following outcomes: 3 children reunified with their parents, 1 child adopted, 2 children found permanency through a guardianship, and 2 children aged out of foster care.

  • 85% of the cases handled in 2019 were a direct result of drug/alcohol abuse, 12% were direct result of abuse, and 3% as a direct result of mental health.