Please plan to join us in Austin on March 1, 2023, for the 2023 CASA Day at the Capitol!

Hundreds of CASA advocates from all over the state will be visiting their legislative officials to spread the word about CASA and to raise awareness about challenges facing the child welfare system. You don’t want to miss it! More information to come.

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Save the Date for 2023 CASA Day at the Capitol!

Please plan to join us in Austin on March 1, 2023, for the 2023 CASA Day at the Capitol! Hundreds of CASA advocates from all over the state will be visiting their legislative officials to spread the word about CASA and to raise awareness about challenges facing the child welfare system. You don’t want to miss it! More information to … Read More

DFPS Releases Child Caseload Report

The Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) recently released its quarterly report on conservatorship caseload counts. This report outlines the agency’s progress toward achieving a 14.5 caseload count as directed by the 87th Legislature. DFPS has made significant progress toward achieving this goal and reported a 13.4 statewide average daily caseload count in February. The report notes that Regions … Read More

Texas CASA Honors Senator Jane Nelson with Lifetime Achievement Award

Texas CASA and the CASA network had the opportunity to honor Texas State Senator Jane Nelson on March 31, 2022. In honor of her almost 30 years in the Texas Senate and her focus on improving the child welfare system in Texas, Senator Nelson received the first-ever Big Voices for Little Texans™ Lifetime Achievement Award. The award was presented at The … Read More

New Reports Released on the Progress of Community-Based Care Implementation

On March 31, the Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) released two reports related to the implementation of Community-Based Care (CBC): Quarterly Report, Office of Community-Based Care Transition Implementation Status, March 2022 DFPS Rider 15 Report for Community-Based Care, Office of Community-Based Care Transition, March 2022 Quarterly Report The Quarterly Report provides updates on the implementation of CBC and … Read More

Training Available for Serving Dual Status Youth

Youth in foster care become involved with the juvenile justice system more often than their non-foster care counterparts, and once they do, they are at an even higher risk of negative outcomes. These youth—commonly referred to as dual status youth—require a unique approach. To help CASA staff and volunteers better understand their role in dual status cases, Texas CASA offers … Read More