On April 1, 40 teenage girls in the foster care system got the opportunity to enjoy a day of bliss thanks to Child Advocates San Antonio. Each girl was pampered and prepared for what many consider to be one of the biggest days of their high school career: prom. The girls were given everything they… Read more »
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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 »
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 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 »
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 »
Every day, 52 children enter the foster care system. Every day, the number of children unsure about their future grows. And every day, it is up us to help them. Texas CASA’s goal is to provide a CASA volunteer for every child, and we are more than halfway there – in 2016, the CASA network… Read more »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »