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Media Contacts

Leslie Morton, Training & Communications Director
Email: lmorton@texascasa.org
Office: (512) 610-6101
Cell: (704) 907-2173

Caitlyn Perdue, Senior Communications Specialist
Email: cperdue@texascasa.org
Office: (512) 610-6125

Initiatives

Collaborative Family Engagement (CFE) | Texas CASA recently announced its involvement in developing and launching a progressive new initiative, Collaborative Family Engagement (CFE). The goal of CFE is to create better outcomes for children in the Texas child protection system by identifying, locating and engaging family members and other committed adults so they may be involved in the child’s care and permanency planning.

Public Policy | Texas CASA works to make sure that the voices of children in the child welfare system are heard not only in the courts but also at the Texas Capitol. Texas CASA engages in legislative advocacy efforts to better enable CASA volunteers to serve these children through the promotion of public policies.

About Texas CASA

Child Welfare & Texas CASA Facts

In 2015 in Texas:

  • 171 children died from child abuse or neglect. That’s a child every 2 days.
  • There were 66,721 confirmed victims of child abuse or neglect.
  • Almost every 8 minutes, a child became a victim of abuse or neglect.
  • 59% of child abuse or neglect victims were under the age of 6.
  • 17,151 children were removed from home due to abuse or neglect. That’s 47 children entering the foster care system each day.
  • A total of 47,348 children were in the child protection system.

The CASA community in Texas is made up of 72 local CASA programs with more than 9,100 volunteers serving nearly 28,000 foster children in 213 counties.