Texas CASA Testifies Before Senate Finance & House Appropriations Committees  

On Friday, Feb. 26, and Monday, March 1, Chief Public Policy Officer Andy Homer testified before the Senate Finance and House Appropriations subcommittees on Article Two. Texas CASA advocated for an increase of $2.25 million in annual legislative funding under the Health and Human Services Commission in order to meet the growing needs of CASA programs statewide. Texas CASA also testified in support of continued legislative funding in Family Finding/Collaborative Family Engagement under the Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) for the next biennium.

Testimony Recordings

Senate Finance Committee Testimony

(up at 3:08:00)

House Appropriations Committee Testimony

(up at 4:49:58)

Texas CASA thanks the Legislature for their continued financial support for local CASA programs across the state.

Need to catch up? If you haven’t had a chance, take a look at our 87th Session Legislative Priorities along with our recorded Capitol Day webinar.