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Texas CASA’s initiatives & projects that are realizing our vision of a safe, positive future for all Texas children. Below you will find all of the latest Advancing Our Vision stories – to browse other categories, return to The CASA Voice home page or use the navigation list in the right column.

Texas CASA Welcomes CFE Coach

Please join us in welcoming Melissa Markey to the Texas CASA team as a Collaborative Family Engagement (CFE) Coach. Melissa will be the CFE Coach for Dallas and surrounding/north Dallas area. Melissa was one of the first CFE Coach contractors for Texas CASA back in 2016, before she joined CASA of Tarrant County as their CFE Lead. She… Read more »

Texas CASA Spotlight: Maria McCord

Maria McCord is a Collaborative Family Engagement (CFE) Coach for Texas CASA. She was born and raised in El Paso, Texas and has more than 20 years of experience working with children in foster care and nonprofit organizations. She has her bachelor’s degree in human services as well as her master’s degree in business administration, and… Read more »

YOU Can Make a Difference During Child Abuse Prevention Month

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month, and Texas CASA wants you to know that YOU can play a part in helping end child abuse and neglect. Abuse and neglect in Texas during 2018 resulted in 211 deaths, 66,382 confirmed victims, and 20,685 children removed from their home. That means that almost every 8 minutes, a child… Read more »

2019 Texas CASA Conference Keynote Revealed

We’re getting into the jubilation spirit for the 2019 Texas CASA Conference: 30 Year Jubilee and revealing this year’s Keynote Speaker: Josh Shipp! Statistically, Josh Shipp should be dead, in jail or homeless. But his success as a preeminent author, speaker and global youth empowerment expert is living proof of the power of one caring… Read more »

Texas CASA Welcomes Data Administrator

Texas CASA is pleased to welcome Suzanne Alston to our Administration team as our Data Administrator! Suzanne will be working with the local programs and Texas CASA departments on using the online data manager as well as assisting our Data and Research Manager. She has a bachelor’s degree from Texas A&M, a master’s degree from Iowa… Read more »

Texas CASA Spotlight: Abe Louise Young

Abe Louise Young is the Education and Training Director for Texas CASA. She began her work with Texas CASA as a consultant and was eventually hired on to her current position. She is from New Orleans and a graduate of Smith College in Massachusetts. She received her MFA in Writing from The University of Texas at… Read more »

The CASA Story

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 »

Redefining Success for the Children We Serve

For many of us, our work with CASA has motivated us to reconsider our ideas and assumptions around family. Whether that process began when a child pleaded to return to the parents who neglected them, or when a youth’s former teacher stepped forward to begin the adoption process, we understood that family – no matter… Read more »