Texas CASA recently recognized the Honorable Rob Hofmann for his excellence as a judge and his leadership in improving educational outcomes for children and youth in foster care. The award was presented at the 2018 Judge’s Reception hosted by Texas CASA at the annual Children’s Commission Child Welfare Judges Conference. Following the first day of the conference, Texas CASA hosted the Judge’s Reception for attendees to further our collaboration with the judicial community.
In addition to serving as the child protection judge for the Hill Country and now as the 452nd District Court judge, Judge Hofmann was an integral part in helping start the Mason County CASA program – Bluebonnet CASA. When asked about Judge Hofmann, the program said that a couple of the many things they appreciate about him are his kindness and wisdom, which he balances with clear expectations and directions for all parties involved in cases. He communicates in a manner which allows everyone to maintain their dignity and gives them a new path forward.
Judge Hofmann’s leadership goes beyond public service. He has served on the Texas Children’s Commission as Vice Chair, and he’s now serving as a jurist in residence. He has also chaired the Children’s Commission’s standing Committee on Foster Care and Education which has been a national leader in identifying and implementing policies and practices that improve educational outcomes for children and youth in state care. He was honored last year by the group Education Reach for Texans for his efforts to improve access to college and improve post-secondary outcomes for foster youth and alumni.
Past honorees include Judge John Specia and Judge Katrina M. Griffith.
Thank you Judge Hofmann for your leadership and ongoing support of CASA!