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Texas CASA and CPS Form Collaboration to Find Family Connections for Foster Children, Expediting the Location of Permanent Homes

Austin, TX (Feb. 1, 2017) – As the Texas State Legislature grapples with a massive overhaul of the state’s Child Protective Services (CPS) and foster care system, Texas CASA and CPS are expanding upon the concerted effort to facilitate better case management and care for children in foster care through the Collaborative Family Engagement (CFE)… Read more »

Wichita Falls Sisters Invited to Gov. Abbott’s State of State Address

Austin and Wichita Falls, TX (January 31, 2017) – Sisters Ke’Nesha and A’Lisa Buckner, Wichita Falls graduate students who defied all odds as children in the Texas foster care system, are being recognized on Tuesday as “extraordinary Texans” at Gov. Greg Abbott’s State of the State address. The Buckner sisters, now 26 and 27 years… Read more »

CASA Volunteer Makes Real Difference in Life of Foster Child

CASA Volunteer Makes Real Difference in Life of Foster Child Volunteers provide consistent, impactful adult presence until child reaches a forever home Austin, TX (Sept. 8, 2016) – John Luke came into the world facing an uphill battle. Born extremely premature and exposed to street drugs during his mother’s pregnancy, his future was uncertain when… Read more »

Texas CASA Introduces Collaborative Family Engagement (CFE) During Child Abuse Prevention Month

Groundbreaking initiative focuses on building networks of support for children in state care AUSTIN – Texas CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) today 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… Read more »

Texas CASA’s Cristina Masters Appointed to National CASA Association Legal and Advocacy Committee

AUSTIN, TX (March 9, 2016) – Texas CASA is pleased to announce that Legislative Advocacy Coordinator Cristina Masters has been appointed to serve National Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) Association as a member of the newly formed Legal and Advocacy Committee. Network committees will advise and provide support to National CASA Association in its work… Read more »

Texas CASA Releases Latest Public Policy Report

Texas CASA Releases Key Data and Recommendations to Create a More Trauma-Informed Child Welfare System Public Policy Report and Recommendations Based on First-of-its-kind Survey within the Texas Child Welfare System Texas CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) announced the release of its latest public policy report, Understanding Trauma-Informed Care in the Texas Child Welfare System: Data… Read more »

Texas CASA Receives Texas Equity Award from HHSC

Texas CASA Receives Texas Equity Award from HHSC Organization Recognized for Promoting Importance of Racial and Ethnic Identity AUSTIN, Texas – Texas CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates), the state association of 72 local CASA programs that recruit and train volunteers to speak up in court and represent the best interests of children in the child… Read more »

Texas CASA to Honor Big Voices for Little Texans™

Texas CASA to Honor Big Voices for Little Texans™ Local CASA Programs Across State to Present Awards to Legislative Champions AUSTIN, Texas – Texas CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates), the state association of 71 local CASA programs that recruit and train volunteers to speak up in court and represent the best interests of children in… Read more »

Texas CASA Receives $250,000 Grant from The Meadows Foundation

Texas CASA Receives $250,000 Grant from The Meadows Foundation to Support Local Program Growth and Improve Outcomes for Children and Youth in State Care AUSTIN, Texas – Texas CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates), the state association of 71 local CASA programs that recruit and train volunteers to speak up in court and represent the best interests… Read more »

New Members Elected to Texas CASA Board of Directors

Texas CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates), the state association of 71 local CASA programs that recruit and train volunteers to speak up in court and represent the best interests of children in the child protection system, recently elected seven new members to serve on its board of directors. Board President Susie Moseley welcomed the newest… Read more »