Texas CASA is the statewide membership organization that provides support and services to help the 72 local CASA programs operate effectively and have the resources to seek out the best possible CASA volunteers. We do not work directly with children in care or volunteers. If you are interested in volunteering, please visit our Volunteer page for more information on the basic requirements and to find and locate your local CASA program – they will be able to assist you in getting started. Thank you for your interest in speaking up for children in foster care!
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1501 West Anderson Lane, Suite B-2
Austin, Texas 78757 – MAP
Phone – 1 (844) 230-6467 or Local (512) 473-2627
Fax – (512) 610-6134
Email – firstname.lastname@example.org
Texas CASA Statement in Reference to 2013 Commissioned Research
NOVEMBER 12, 2019
CASA programs in Texas have always been, and continue to be, committed to serving the best interests of children in the child welfare system. Research shows that it is in the best interests of children to remain with, and connected to, their families and communities. It is CASA’s first priority on cases to advocate for keeping families together whenever safe and possible. This is also the first priority of the child welfare system as a whole. We have created comprehensive trainings and resources to reinforce this practice across our network.
In 2013, we commissioned The University of Texas at Austin to evaluate CASA volunteer effectiveness related to the safety, permanency and well-being of children and youth in the child welfare system. The research provided us valuable information key to strengthening training and improving advocacy. While we have excelled in focusing on safety, we are still determining best practices for permanency and well-being. We are grateful to be a learning, growing organization and will continue to conduct research to ensure we are making a positive difference in the lives of children and families.
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- Administration | email@example.com
- Communications| firstname.lastname@example.org
- Fundraising | email@example.com
- Grants | firstname.lastname@example.org
- Legislative Advocacy | email@example.com
- Program Operations | firstname.lastname@example.org
- Training | email@example.com
Online Data Manager for Local Programs
All grant applications, budget revisions, requests for reimbursement and performance measures are to be submitted through the Online Data Manager.
Need help with the ODM? Check out these guides:
Local CASA programs can request Courtesy CASA visits for children who are in urgent need of an in-person visit that their volunteer or program cannot currently provide. Learn more about Courtesy CASA and how to request a Courtesy CASA visit.
Report suspected Abuse or Neglect
You can report abuse, neglect or exploitation to the Department of Family & Protective Services by calling 1-800-252-5400 or submitting an online report at TXAbuseHotline.org.