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The CASA Voice is your go-to source for spotlights on the life-changing work that Texas CASA, the 72 local CASA volunteer advocacy programs, our child welfare partners, sponsors and supporters are doing to ensure a safe, positive future for all Texas children.

Saluting the Volunteers Who Safeguard Our Children

By Vicki Spriggs Chief Executive Officer of Texas CASA Each day, 52 children enter the Texas child protection system due to evidence of abuse or neglect. That’s 52 children a day removed from their home due to no fault of their own and placed in a system in crisis that, last year, a federal judge ruled… Read more »

Texas CASA Honors Two Outstanding Leaders in Child Welfare

On April 6, 2017, Texas CASA hosted the Champions Luncheon, presented by CenterPoint Energy, at the Hilton Downtown Hotel in Austin. More than 150 attendees joined us as we honored Texas State Senator Jane Nelson with the Inaugural Jane Quentan Piper Founder’s Award and Texas Supreme Court Justice Eva Guzman with the Texas CASA Champions Award for… Read more »

Texas CASA Board Member Takes CASA to New Heights

Texas CASA Board Member David Setzer recently received the Wright Brothers Master Pilot Award, a prestigious award issued by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to pilots “who have exhibited professionalism, skill, and aviation expertise for at least 50 years while piloting aircraft as ‘Master Pilots.’” A lifelong aviation enthusiast, David is now using his skills… Read more »

Child Welfare News Clips of Interest

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. APRIL 2017 Dallas News: Battle may be… Read more »

Hill Country CASA Reaches Milestone of Serving 100% of Children with Volunteers

Established in 1989, Hill Country CASA, the local CASA program covering Kerr, Bandera, Gillespie and Kendall counties, began with just 15 volunteers serving 24 children. Over the last 28 years, the program has achieved many milestones, and a few weeks ago, they reached one of their greatest accomplishments – serving 100 percent of their children… Read more »

Announcing the Results of the COVE Project Selection Bias Study

Texas CASA is excited to announce that we have finalized the results of the Selection Bias Study, the first of four studies that make up the Child Outcomes & Volunteer Effectiveness (COVE) Project. The COVE Project will help Texas CASA better understand the contributions CASA volunteer advocates make in the lives of the children they serve…. Read more »

SB 1 Impact on CASA Funding Requests

The full Texas Senate approved Senate Bill 1, the state budget bill, on Tuesday, March 28. It will now go the Texas House where the full House is expected to debate the bill on April 7. Funding for the 2018-19 biennium totals $217.7 billion from all funding sources, which represents an overall increase of slightly… Read more »

Texas CASA Computer Bill Passes Unanimously Out of Committee

On March 27, Senate Bill 78 passed unanimously out of the Business and Commerce Committee. We are hopeful that it will pass the full Senate in the next week. The bill would name Texas CASA as an eligible recipient of state surplus computers refurbished by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice Computer Recovery Program, which… Read more »