Texas CASA’s mission is to support local CASA volunteer advocacy programs and to advocate for effective public policy for children in the child protection system.
When a child enters the child welfare system because his or her home is no longer safe due to abuse or neglect, a judge may appoint a committed volunteer to advocate for the best interest of the child in court and other settings. That volunteer is called a Court Appointed Special Advocate, or CASA.
Stand up against child abuse
April is Child Abuse Prevention Month. As communities, families and individuals, we can work together to break the cycle of abuse and neglect. Texas CASA is calling on you to stand up to child abuse and help spread our mission.
Passed during the 85th Legislative Session, Senate Bill 78 by Senator Jane Nelson gives CASA programs access to Texas’ state agency surplus computers to distribute to children and youth served by CASA. Texas CASA has been hard at work to implement this new program, Computers for CASA, and is excited to announce that local CASA programs can now officially begin requesting computers for their children and youth!