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.
April is Child Abuse Prevention Month. This is a time for communities and families to focus on working together to prevent child abuse. At Texas CASA we believe that there is hope and that we are all an essential part of the solution. Together, we can help break the cycle of abuse and neglect!
The Texas 85th Legislative Session convened on January 10, 2017, and Texas CASA is hard at work championing child welfare bills and our legislative priorities that broadly recognize the need to systemically improve the child protection system in a variety of ways.