After many months of hard work, planning and dedication, CASA of Hill County Texas’ first volunteer pre-service training was held on March 5 in Hillsboro.
A reception at the Hill County court house was held on Feb. 8, 2019, to welcome Don Rawls as the first Executive Director of CASA of Hill County Texas and to introduce the program’s new Board of Directors.
In his speech, Rawls thanked everyone who played a role, big or small, in making CASA of Hill County Texas a reality, stating that he is “grateful for the opportunity to serve the citizens of Hill County and specifically the abused and neglected children of Hill County.”
Rawls and Judge Matt Crain also recognized the members of the Steering Committee who were responsible for establishing the program, thanking the committee for their dreams and hopes of creating a safe and nurturing home for all children in Hill County, and for the hours of meetings, emails and correspondence necessary to bring this mission to fruition.
The new Board of Directors was also introduced to the community. They are looking forward to creating a bright future for the program and the children they will serve.
Hill County currently has more than 150 children in DFPS conservatorship. Judge Crain expressed how grateful he is the children of Hill County will once again have CASA volunteers to advocate for them. The program also has incredible support from the local CPS and the community.
“Thank you to those that were willing to volunteer and waited for us to get to the point where we could process applications and begin training,” Rawls said in his speech. “It is an exciting time for CASA of Hill County Texas. I look forward to what we can accomplish together.”
Please join us in welcoming CASA of Hill County Texas to the CASA family!