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.
Support Texas CASA & The casa network
A donation to Texas CASA is an investment in Texas’ future. With your gift to Texas CASA, you can help the CASA program(s) both in your community AND around the state to provide the very best volunteer advocacy for children removed from their homes due to abuse and/or neglect.
The 2018 Child Welfare Primer – Moving Toward a Child, Youth & Family-Centered System: Opportunities in Court & Service Planning took place on July 26, 2018, in Austin. With nearly 200 attendees, the event was a collaboration between CASA, CPS, caregivers, and youth and families with past CPS involvement – all focused on developing new ways to increase and support child and family engagement in the court and legal process as well as in the service planning process.