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Important news, events & announcements from Texas CASA to help local CASA programs in their day to day responsibilities and functions. Below you will find all of the latest News & Updates articles – to browse other categories, return to the Inside CASA home page or use the navigation list in the right column.

CASA of Hill County Texas Established as 72nd CASA Program

CASA of Hill County Texas, based in Hillsboro, has been officially established as the 72nd CASA program in Texas. Previously served by another CASA program, Hill County’s children and youth in foster care have a newly established, independent program waiting to advocate for them. The effort to create an independent program in Hill County started… Read more »

Texas CASA Partner Care2Rock Wins Award for Innovation

Care2Rock recently won The Inno Blazer award given by Austin Inno! This award honors start-up companies for their excellence in innovation. Care2Rock, a Texas CASA partner, provides free music lessons to children in foster care ages 7 and up. Lessons are given via video conference by a screened professional musician. Care2Rock pairs teachers with individual… Read more »

Celebrating the Programs Serving 100% of Children in Care

It is the goal of the CASA network to grow to provide a CASA volunteer for every child in the Texas foster care system, and the local programs across the state are working hard to make this goal a reality. Texas CASA would like to specially recognize the programs that are currently serving 100 percent… Read more »

Input Requested for Data Management Best Practices Guide

Many CASA programs have reached out to let us know that the data audit, completed this past summer, raised awareness of internal processes that resulted in some positive changes. Texas CASA is now seeking input from programs so that we can provide helpful and effective data management process tips and best practices to the network…. Read more »

Heading to the 2018 Texas CASA Conference?

Join our attendee Facebook group! The Texas CASA Conference is more than just a learning opportunity – it’s a great way to connect with other CASA and child welfare network members from across the state. To help attendees stay connected and up to date before, during and after the conference, we have created an attendee… Read more »

And the WINNER of the Statewide Nominate Campaign Contest Is…

CASA for the Highland Lakes Area! Congratulations to CASA for the Highland Lakes Area for winning the Statewide Nominate Campaign Contest! They will receive $300 in CASA Cash redeemable for items on the CASA Cash Menu such as customized rack cards, yard signs, banners, volunteer lunches and recognition gifts. View the full CASA Cash Menu…. Read more »

FY 2019 Data Submission Deadline Calendar Now Available

The calendar of Fiscal Year 2019 submission deadlines for grant-related documents and the quarterly performance measures is now available. Go to the Quarterly Performance Measures page for the calendar and other helpful resources. If you have any questions, please contact Data and Research Manager Karen Dvorak at . BACK TO INSIDE CASA HOME PAGE

Local Board Officer Development Training Dates & Locations for FY 2019

Each fiscal year, every local CASA program is required to send at least one board member to attend one of Texas CASA’s regional Local Board Officer Development (LBOD) trainings. To assist with your program’s planning, below is a listing of dates and locations for this year’s regional LBOD trainings. Stay tuned for registration instructions. As a reminder,… Read more »

Conversations with CASA – Richard LaVallo

In this episode of Conversations with CASA, Vicki Spriggs speaks with Richard LaVallo, the Legal Director for Disability Rights Texas in Austin. The two discuss the work of Disability Rights Texas and their legal work for children in the child protection system, as well as ways CASA can advocate for the healthcare of the children… Read more »