The CASA Spirit continues to thrive and spread across Texas! This past quarter, the CASA network has once again shown a commitment to growth – moving us closer to a CASA volunteer for every child. At the end of Fiscal Year 2019, Quarter 2 (Dec. 1, 2018 – Feb. 28, 2019), the local CASA programs… Read more »
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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.
Calling all recruiters! You’re invited to join the Texas CASA recruitment team in Austin on April 2-3, 2019, for Recruiter Refresh! Recruiter Refresh is open to new recruiters or seasoned recruiters who want to refresh their recruitment talents, as well as learn new recruitment ideas and strategies. Topics for this year’s Recruiter Refresh include: the volunteer ownership cycle, community mapping, building a… Read more »
The Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) recently released their report on Child Fatalities and Near Fatalities for Fiscal Year 2018. Some key statistics from the report include: Texas had 211 confirmed child abuse and neglect-related fatalities in FY 2018, an increase of 22.7% compared to FY 2017 (172). 36% of the victims were… Read more »
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… Read more »
In an effort to update our program data in the online data manager, we are asking each local CASA program to check to be sure their GAL status is correct for Fiscal Year 2019. We show the following counties as NOT appointed GAL: Brewster, Jeff Davis, Presidio, Culbertson, Hudspeth, Potter, Cameron, Willacy, Tarrant, Duval, Frio,… Read more »
Texas CASA annually distributes three surveys to ask for feedback from the CASA network regarding our services to the CASA programs: one intended for Executive Directors, one for other CASA program staff and one for local CASA program board members. Each version of the survey provides opportunities for comments, and individual responses are always anonymous…. Read more »
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 is excited to announce the premiere of our 2019 CASA Day at the Capitol highlight video! On Feb. 5, 2019, a sea of CASA blue filled the Texas State Capitol. Texas CASA brought together more than 200 members of the CASA network from across the state to meet with lawmakers about Texas CASA’s… Read more »
As many of you know, SB 78, a bill championed by Texas CASA and passed during the 85th Legislative Session, allows youth in foster care to receive computer equipment through the state’s surplus supply. Computers are requested by local programs and then distributed to children, and the computers are theirs to keep wherever they go…. Read more »
After many months of hard work, planning and dedication, CASA of Hill County Texas’ first volunteer pre-service training will be held on March 5 in Hillsboro. A reception at the Hill County court house was held on Feb. 8, 2019, to welcome Don Rawls as the first Executive Director of CASA of Hill County Texas and… Read more »