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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 Instructional Designer II

Texas CASA is pleased to welcome Andrew “Drew” Montemayor to our Training team as our Instructional Designer II. Drew was born in Dunfermline, Scotland, and he brings an abundance of unique experience to his new role at Texas CASA. In addition to being a 10-year Marine veteran who has traveled extensively, he has worked with… Read more »

Texas CASA Spotlight: Candice Dosman

Candice Dosman is the Collaborative Family Engagement Manager for Texas CASA. From Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, Dosman has spent her entire career focused on child welfare in one way, shape or form – starting with a youth homeless shelter that then led her to working in residential group homes for foster children. From there, she became… Read more »

Texas CASA Spotlight: Andy Homer

Andy Homer is the Executive Director of Public Affairs for Texas CASA. Throughout his career he has worked extensively on health and human services issues, state appropriations issues and a number of complex public policy issues. What drew you to public policy? My father was a city manager. We would talk about public issues at the… Read more »

2017 Texas CASA Conference Announces Keynote Speakers!

Texas CASA is Setting Our Course for Galveston for the 2017 Texas CASA Conference, and we are excited to announce that this year’s keynote speakers are Withelma “T” Ortiz Walker Pettigrew and Cortney Jones! Opening Keynote Speaker Withelma “T” Ortiz Walker Pettigrew is a Survivor Leader and nationally recognized policy consultant, specializing in developing strategies… Read more »

Texas CASA Welcomes Training Specialist

Texas CASA is pleased to welcome Teki Jackson to our Training team as our new Training Specialist. Teki brings a wealth of knowledge and hard work to her new role, having been in the social services field for going on 10 years. She has worked with various groups within the community, including volunteering and working… Read more »

Setting Sail for the 2017 Texas CASA Conference in Galveston

Texas CASA is Setting Our Course for Galveston for the 2017 Texas CASA Conference! CASA volunteers, board members and staff, and our child welfare partners, are welcome to join us for an exciting three days from October 19-21 at the Galveston Island Convention Center. This year’s conference is on course to be our best one… Read more »

New Program Helps Texas Foster Children: Op-ed by Texas CASA CEO Vicki Spriggs

On May 14, Texas CASA CEO Vicki Spriggs contributed an op-ed for the El Paso Times delving into our Collaborative Family Engagement (CFE) initiative. “This past weekend, families across the state came together to celebrate Mother’s Day. But for the thousands of Texas children separated from their families and now in our state’s foster care… Read more »

Texas CASA Collaborative Family Engagement (CFE) Video Receives Award of Distinction

Texas CASA is excited to announce that our Collaborative Family Engagement (CFE) video created by Memory Tree recently received a Communicator Award of Distinction! The Communicator Awards is the largest and most competitive awards program honoring creative excellence for communications professionals. With more than 6,000 entries from the U.S. and around the world, Texas CASA is… 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 »