Make sure you’re in the loop on current happenings in child welfare at both the state and national levels by browsing news clips of interest selected by our Public Policy team. This page will be continually updated as news stories come up, with the most recent stories at the top. BROWSE BY YEAR: 2018 | 2017| 2016 January 2018… Read more »
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Below are archived child welfare news clips of interest from 2017 selected by our Public Policy team. BROWSE BY YEAR: 2018 | 2017| 2016 DECEMBER 2017 Dallas News: Federal judge’s advisers cost Texas $1.5 million, offered unworkable foster care fixes, state says Dallas News: Texas hotline for reporting child, elder abuse wins praise but could use more help The… Read more »
As many of you know, SB 78, a bill championed by Texas CASA to allow foster youth to receive computer equipment through the state’s surplus supply, was passed during the recent regular legislative session. The Texas CASA team has been in conversation with the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, which refurbishes and distributes the surplus… Read more »
If you or someone you know is looking for a new career opportunity, check out the Careers with CASA page on Texas CASA’s website. This page is regularly updated with new postings from both Texas CASA and the local CASA programs across the state. Current positions include a Training Director, a contracted Recruitment & Retention… Read more »
As you make your way through your last-minute holiday shopping, think of Texas CASA and the thousands of children spending the holidays in the foster care system. Here are some quick and easy ways to give back while you shop! CaringCent’s goal is to give donors an easy way to support nonprofits. Simply register a debit… Read more »
Thanks to your support and the commitment of the CASA community, we are closer than ever to turning our vision of a safe and positive future for all Texas children into a reality. Last year, 10,424 CASA volunteers spoke up for 29,747 abused and neglected children across the state – our largest number of volunteers to date – and the… Read more »
Two CASA programs, CASA Child Advocates of Montgomery County and East Texas CASA, recently celebrated 25 years of serving abused and neglected children in their areas. Conroe-based CASA Child Advocates of Montgomery County celebrated their 25th anniversary on Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017, at the Hubbell & Hudson Craft Beer and BBQ Festival in The Woodlands…. Read more »
Wrap up your holiday shopping and kick off the New Year with ShopCASA! ShopCASA is the go-to place for great ways to spread the CASA message, with CASA-themed t-shirts, handbags, caps, drinkware and much more. Check out ShopCASA’s Every Child Has a Chance – It’s You ® v-necks, unisex shirts and tanks; and while you’re at… Read more »
The CASA Spirit is alive and spreading! The CASA network in Texas is starting the new fiscal year off strong, showing a commitment to continued growth. In Fiscal Year 2018, Quarter 1 (Sept. 1, 2017 – Nov. 30, 2017), the local CASA programs served a total of 20,794 children – a 3.5 percent increase over… Read more »
By Vicki Spriggs Chief Executive Officer of Texas CASA You may have seen a story in the news a couple of weeks ago about a teenager from Beaumont named Anthony. Anthony entered foster care at the age of 9. After two potential adoption placements had gone wrong and a relative placement had failed, all due to… Read more »