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Highlighting the transformative work of the 71 local CASA volunteer advocacy programs across the state. Below you will find all of the latest CASA Community stories – to browse other categories, return to The CASA Voice home page or use the navigation list in the right column.

As the CASA network continues to grow, check out our Growing the CASA Community page for photos from volunteer swearing-in ceremonies across the state!

CASA Day at the Capitol 2017 Is a Huge Success

On Feb. 16, representatives from more than 40 of the 72 local CASA programs across the state traveled to Austin for CASA Day at the Capitol, the one day each legislative session that the CASA community comes together to bring attention to improving outcomes for children and youth in foster care. More than 300 CASA… Read more »

CASA Network On Track for Continued Growth

Last year, the CASA network in Texas grew at a record-breaking rate, bringing us closer than ever before to our goal of serving all of the children in care with a CASA volunteer. This year, the CASA programs are continuing their hard work and staying on track for even more growth and success! In Fiscal Year… Read more »

Growing the CASA Community

CASA volunteers are the heart of the CASA movement, and as the network grows, we are excited to welcome new volunteers who will speak up for children in their communities! Below you will find volunteer swearing-in ceremony photos from CASA programs all across Texas. Do you want your CASA program’s new volunteers featured in The CASA… Read more »

CASA Youth Speak: Justice LaRue’s Story

Justice LaRue was put into the foster care system the day she was born. From that moment, she faced an uphill battle plagued with experiences that too often destroy young lives. Instead, she overcame her many obstacles and barriers, and has grown into a strong, successful young woman with a bright future. After spending the… Read more »

CASA Program’s Facility Dog Helps Children Heal

CASA of Titus, Camp and Morris Counties has a new CASA volunteer – and she has four legs and a tail! In August, the Mt. Pleasant CASA program welcomed Enya, an expertly trained facility dog, to the CASA team to provide emotional support to abused and neglected children in their area. Enya accompanies children in court… Read more »

CASA Volunteer Spotlight: Alisa Paden

Alisa Paden’s unique journey with CASA began at a young age. Best friends with the daughter of the Executive Director of CASA for Hunt County since she was in third grade, Paden grew up around the cause – and when she was 19 years old, she officially decided she wanted to join the CASA movement… Read more »

CASA Network Grows Faster than Ever Before!

Texas CASA believes that one day, the CASA network in Texas will grow to serve all of the children in care – and thanks to the hard work and dedication of the CASA volunteers, staff and board members across the state, as well as our dedicated partners and supporters, we are now closer than ever… Read more »

Texas CASA Hosts Successful LAT Retreat

On Saturday, Aug. 20, Texas CASA hosted the Legislative Advocacy Team (LAT) Retreat – an opportunity for CASA program LAT Chairs and staff to learn more about legislative advocacy, while networking with other members of the CASA community in Texas. At this year’s Retreat, attendees heard from Representative Marsha Farney, and the Texas CASA Public… Read more »

CASA Shines at TNOYS Conference Awards Reception

The CASA network was represented in a big way at the 33rd annual Texas Network of Youth Services (TNOYS) statewide conference in August – a former CASA volunteer with Child Advocates San Antonio, as well as the CASA program CASA Child Advocates of Montgomery County, were both presented with awards honoring their innovative work to… Read more »

Child Advocates San Antonio Welcomes New Volunteers

Congratulations to the class of 34 CASA volunteers with Child Advocates San Antonio (CASA) who were sworn in on June 17 by Judge Richard Garcia! They are ready to start speaking up for abused and neglected children in Bexar County. SHARE THIS POST BACK TO THE CASA VOICE HOME PAGE