The Value of CASA
CASA Improves Lives.
When a child has been removed from home and the only life they have ever known, CASA stays by their side, providing resources, the right support and the attention they deserve to help them navigate through the child welfare system.
CASA VOLUNTEERS SPEAK UP FOR OUR CHILDREN.
Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) volunteers are community members with a special calling to help children in need. They are trained to serve the state’s most vulnerable children by working one-on-one with each child or sibling group to form a relationship built on trust and honest communication. As CASA volunteers gather pertinent information about the child and family members involved, they are able to assist state caseworkers, foster parents, teachers, doctors, lawyers and judges, providing them with the resources and information necessary to act in the child’s best interest. The end goal is to move a child out of the system and into a safe, permanent home.
52 CHILDREN PER DAY.
In Texas, 52 children are removed from their homes each day because of abuse and neglect. With your continued support, Texas CASA is able to focus on making those children’s lives better. Through funding, centralized resources, infrastructure and training, we are able to advocate for more children each year.
71 CASA PROGRAMS IN TEXAS.
At the local level, the 71 local CASA programs champion the cause to make children’s lives better by recruiting, training and supervising these dedicated volunteers. At the state level, Texas CASA provides financial support and services to help the local programs operate effectively and works directly with the state legislature to create systemic changes — clearing the path for volunteers to better advocate for children. Through a culture of collaboration, Texas CASA inspires and empowers every volunteer’s passion for helping children thrive and grow.