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Click here to view all CASA programs in Texas. For a CASA program outside of Texas, please visit the National CASA website.

Texas CASA’s Renewed Commitment to Racial Justice

June 2, 2020

Texas CASA mourns the deaths of Black Americans at the hands of police officers, and stands with all people affected by racism and injustice. The pain and protests throughout our nation speak a message that must be heard.

As an organization that strives to make Texas a state where all children and families can have safe and positive futures, we recognize that we are far from achieving that vision. As a society, we have significant work to do so that no adult or child faces violence at the hands of the very structures that should protect them.

Read our full statement.


Media Contacts

For all media requests, please contact our Communications team:

Abe Louise Young
Communications & Learning Director
Email:
Office: (512) 610-6111
Caitlyn Perdue
Communications Manager
Email:
Office: (512) 610-6125

 


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About Texas CASA

Texas CASA is a statewide membership organization that works hand-in-hand with the 72 local CASA programs in Texas to develop groundbreaking initiatives and legislative priorities that advance the child welfare system. We work to connect each part of the CASA community and empower the local programs to perform at their highest level. With a solid foundation and a culture of collaboration, we strengthen the programs’ ability to serve their volunteers – and ultimately, the children in need – positioning us to collectively move forward with greater success. More about Texas CASA.

Vision

Texas CASA envisions a safe and positive future for all Texas children.

Mission

The mission of Texas CASA is to support local CASA volunteer advocacy programs and to advocate for effective public policy for children in the child protection system.

Initiatives & Series
  • Collaborative Family Engagement (CFE) | CFE, a partnership between local CASA programs and Child Protective Services (CPS), is focused on creating better outcomes for children in the Texas child protection system by identifying, locating and engaging family members and other committed adults so they may be involved in the child’s care and permanency planning. CFE FAQs | CFE Hand Out
  • Public Policy | Texas CASA works to make sure that the voices of children in the child welfare system are heard not only in the courts but also at the Texas Capitol. Texas CASA engages in legislative advocacy efforts to better enable CASA volunteers to serve these children through the promotion of public policies.
  • Conversations with CASA | A video series from Texas CASA that will explore current issues and trends affecting child welfare, our children in care and our network.
  • Emily’s Story: A Year in the Life of a Foster Child | A year-long series that each month pulled back the curtain on what life can really be like for children in state care.

2019 CASA TRENDS

  • 72 local CASA programs
  • 219 counties served
  • 10,874 CASA volunteers
  • 30,432 children served
  • 51,417 children in foster care system
  • 42% of children still need a volunteer

Click here to view all CASA programs in Texas. For a CASA program outside of Texas, please visit the National CASA website.