Texas CASA’s story began 30 years ago in 1989, and without you, we would not have reached the many milestones over the course of our history. To celebrate and honor our history, we have created a visual timeline of major events within the CASA network in Texas as well as in the child welfare system. But… Read more »
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The CASA Voice is your go-to source for spotlights on the life-changing work that Texas CASA, the 71 local CASA volunteer advocacy programs, our child welfare partners, sponsors and supporters are doing to ensure a safe, positive future for all Texas children.
Texas CASA would like to thank our longtime supporters, CenterPoint and HEB Tournament of Champions, for sponsoring the 2019 Texas CASA Child Welfare Primer and CASA Day at the Capitol. The Texas CASA Child Welfare Primer brought to you by HEB Tournament of Champions will bring together 200 members of the CASA network and child… Read more »
In celebration of our 30th Anniversary, our Founding CEO Jane Quentan Piper has invested $10,000 towards a goal of $20,000 – challenging you to join her in a match so that Texas CASA and the CASA programs can better advocate for children who have been abused and neglected. Read her letter below! Dear Friends, HAPPY… Read more »
By Vicki Spriggs Chief Executive Officer of Texas CASA When I was young, my parents kept a close eye on me and my sisters. They were always teaching us to be careful around strangers; not to go out alone if possible; and to make sure they knew where we were at all times, and when we’d… Read more »
Texas CASA is diving into Community Based Care in this episode of Conversations with CASA. In Part 1 of a two-part episode, Texas CASA CEO Vicki Spriggs sits down with Wayne Carson, CEO of ACH Child and Family Services. ACH oversees Our Community Our Kids, the Single Source Continuum Contractor (SSCC) with the Department of Family… Read more »
The 2019 Legislative Session officially kicked off on Jan. 8, and things are already moving quickly! Rep. Dennis Bonnen was named the new Speaker of the House, both chambers have released the preliminary drafts of their budgets and dozens of bills have been filed. Texas CASA has been hard at work and is excited to… Read more »
Texas CASA is excited to announce the release of its latest report, Moving Toward a Child, Youth and Family-Centered System: Opportunities in Court and Service Planning. The report is the culmination of recommendations and ideas generated by discussions at Texas CASA’s 2018 Child Welfare Primer, which featured dozens of foster youth, kinship caregivers and parents… Read more »
To keep you informed and inspired during the 86th Legislative Session, Texas CASA is taking the next few months to dive in to some of our key legislative priorities. Read more about our legislative priorities and our work leading up to, and during, the session. TEXAS CASA LEGISLATIVE PRIORITies Support efforts to develop better services and supports… Read more »
As we jump into the 86th Legislative Session, Texas CASA’s Public Policy team has been meeting with Legislative Advocacy Teams (LATs) to discuss CASA policy and funding priorities. On Wednesday, Jan. 16, CASA of Travis County held a meeting to discuss legislative issues. Texas CASA Public Policy Executive Director Andy Homer and Policy Fellow Bryan… Read more »
Last year, we explored a year in the life of a child in foster care through the eyes of Emily and her CASA volunteer, Maria. The 12-part story series recently came to an end in the December edition of The CASA Voice. “Though this chapter of her life is complete, Emily’s Story is anything but over…. Read more »