Voices for Children – CASA of the Brazos Valley is now extending CASA services to Freestone and Limestone Counties, ensuring that more children receive a volunteer to advocate on their behalf. This means the CASA network is now serving children in 219 of the 254 counties in Texas!
Voices for Children was incorporated as an organization in 2000, with the first group of CASA advocates completing training in July 2001. The program expanded to include Grimes County in 2007, Burleson County in 2009, and Leon and Madison Counties in 2017.
“Any county not served by a CASA program needs us. We often work with CPS workers and attorneys who work in Limestone and Freestone county,” said Anjuli “A.J.” Renold, Executive Director of Voices for Children. “When we got word they really wanted us in those counties, we made every effort to provide CASA services.”
Headquartered in Bryan, Texas, Voices for Children is now serving children in a total of seven surrounding counties. Currently, Voices for Children is automatically appointed to every child who enters foster care in the counties served. The organization is currently serving 210 children, utilizing 100 volunteers from the Brazos Valley community, and is looking forward to serving every child in need of an advocate in Limestone and Freestone counties.
“We want to provide every child going through this process an advocate; we owe it to them. Each child deserves to have a volunteer that advocates for their best interests,” said Renold.
Please join us in congratulating Voices for Children on this exciting expansion. We are getting closer and closer to providing a CASA volunteer for every child in Texas who needs one!