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Highlighting the transformative work of the 71 local CASA volunteer advocacy programs across the state. Below you will find all of the latest CASA Community stories – to browse other categories, return to The CASA Voice home page or use the navigation list in the right column.

As the CASA network continues to grow, check out our Growing the CASA Community page for photos from volunteer swearing-in ceremonies across the state!

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 »

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 »

CASA Network Demonstrates Commitment to Continued Growth

Last year, the CASA network in Texas grew faster than ever before, and this year the CASA programs across the state have remained unwavering in recruiting, training and supporting volunteers to speak up for children in foster care. In Fiscal Year 2017, Quarter 2, there were 1,030 CASA volunteers added during the quarter for a total of 8,327 volunteers… Read more »

CASA of the Coastal Bend Hosts Fun-filled CFE Event

CASA of the Coastal Bend, the Corpus Christi-based CASA program, held an event over spring break for advocates and their CASA children to enjoy an afternoon full of games, art, and Collaborative Family Engagement (CFE) tools. The program, which is also involved with our Permanent Managing Conservatorship (PMC) project for kids in long-term foster care, hosted the… Read more »

CASA Day at the Capitol 2017 Is a Huge Success

On Feb. 16, representatives from more than 40 of the 72 local CASA programs across the state traveled to Austin for CASA Day at the Capitol, the one day each legislative session that the CASA community comes together to bring attention to improving outcomes for children and youth in foster care. More than 300 CASA… Read more »

CASA Network On Track for Continued Growth

Last year, the CASA network in Texas grew at a record-breaking rate, bringing us closer than ever before to our goal of serving all of the children in care with a CASA volunteer. This year, the CASA programs are continuing their hard work and staying on track for even more growth and success! In Fiscal Year… Read more »

Growing the CASA Community

CASA volunteers are the heart of the CASA movement, and as the network grows, we are excited to welcome new volunteers who will speak up for children in their communities! Below you will find volunteer swearing-in ceremony photos from CASA programs all across Texas. Do you want your CASA program’s new volunteers featured in The CASA… Read more »

CASA Youth Speak: Justice LaRue’s Story

Justice LaRue was put into the foster care system the day she was born. From that moment, she faced an uphill battle plagued with experiences that too often destroy young lives. Instead, she overcame her many obstacles and barriers, and has grown into a strong, successful young woman with a bright future. After spending the… Read more »

CASA Program’s Facility Dog Helps Children Heal

CASA of Titus, Camp and Morris Counties has a new CASA volunteer – and she has four legs and a tail! In August, the Mt. Pleasant CASA program welcomed Enya, an expertly trained facility dog, to the CASA team to provide emotional support to abused and neglected children in their area. Enya accompanies children in court… Read more »