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Inside CASA is Texas CASA’s up-to-date source of training opportunities, best practices, tips, news and announcements, and more to help local CASA program staff and board members in their day-to-day operations and advocacy.

Legislative Advocacy Trainings Leading Up to the Session

In lieu of an in-person Legislative Advocacy Team (LAT) Retreat, our Public Policy team will be hosting monthly webinars. These virtual events will start in September, and continue up until session. We are hopeful that the digital format will allow for broad participation for the LATs as well as those programs considering starting their own… Read more »

Hopes for the New Year – A VCA Virtual Happy Hour

Bring your party hats and help the Volunteer Coaching & Advocacy (VCA) team ring in the new fiscal year as they host a live Zoom networking happy hour at 12 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 31, 2020. LEARN MORE & REGISTER BACK TO INSIDE CASA HOME PAGE

Coming This Fall.. We’re Redesigning Our Website!

We’ve been hard at work on a complete redesign of TexasCASA.org! Highlights include: A new, clean look and updated messaging; A simplified navigation; A refresh of BecomeACASA.org, our volunteer page; and A Program Portal where CASA staff and board members can easily find the internal resources they need! Coming this fall. Stay tuned for more… Read more »

Watch & Share Dallas CASA’s New Short Film: I Stopped Counting

“For me, I was 10 years old when I first was exploited and I was in a place of transition going from home to home. I stopped counting after 14 placements.” The majority of youth lured into sex trafficking have been in foster care. More than half are under 14. Dallas CASA’s new short film… Read more »

Reminder of Upcoming Grant Deadlines

With FY 2020 coming to a close and FY 2021 beginning, it can be hard to keep all the Texas CASA grant deadlines straight. To make things easier, we’ve compiled a list of all the upcoming deadlines: FY 2021 Grant Application Deadlines: CVC Application: July 31 (passed) CVC Growth Applications: Aug. 7 (passed) VOCA Application:… Read more »

National CASA/GAL Launches DEI Learning Center

National CASA/GAL has created a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Learning Center, which is available on their Member Portal. This learning center offers resources on racial, Latinx and LGBTQ+ diversity and inclusion, including webinars and trainings, books, films, videos, podcasts, articles, research and organizations. CHECK IT OUT BACK TO INSIDE CASA HOME PAGE

Catch Up on Conversations with CASA

Conversations with CASA explores current issues and trends affecting child welfare, children and families in foster care and the CASA network. In the most recently released episode (recorded in March) CPS Disproportionality Manager Tanya Rollins sat down with CEO Vicki Spriggs to talk about BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) families. In addition to being… Read more »

Register for the 2020 Annual Meeting of Executive Directors & Program Directors

The Annual Meeting, which will be held via Zoom on Wednesday, Aug. 26, will focus on challenges of change and opportunities for greatness, and will include sessions on the upcoming legislative session, community-based care, messaging, measuring and monitoring advocacy, and more. There will also be virtual networking opportunities. LEARN MORE & REGISTER BACK TO INSIDE… Read more »

Federal Families First Coronavirus Response Act’s Impact on CASA Programs

CASA has been working to take every safety precaution and proceed very carefully during COVID-19. Even so, we have heard from a number of programs with staff who have contracted the virus, and cases continue to rise across Texas. The Families First Coronavirus Response Act requires certain employers to provide their employees with paid sick… Read more »

August 2020 Media Release Template & Social Media Calendar Now Available

August’s media release template is a celebration of your CASA program’s newest class of volunteers sworn in during COVID-19. It touches on your program’s safety practices, and issues a call for more volunteers to join the CASA movement. Fill it in with your information and share it with local media outlets! Download the AUGUST Media… Read more »