March 2021 Meeting of Executive Directors & Program Directors

Event Details

The March 2021 Meeting of Executive Directors and Program Directors will be held via Zoom on Friday, March 5, and will begin at 8:30 a.m.

The meeting focus is on the challenges of change and opportunities for greatness. It will include sessions on the 87th legislative session, Community-Based Care, Optima, the new National CASA standards, anti-trafficking efforts, the Texas Permanency Outcomes Project, and the upcoming budget.

Registration is free, and a link to join the meeting will be included in your registration confirmation email.


  • Welcome Remarks by Texas CASA CEO Vicki Spriggs
  • Guest speaker Deneen Dryden, Associate Commissioner of CPS
  • Legislative Overview & Systems Changes
  • Federal & State Funding Issues
  • Texas Permanency Outcomes Project
  • Break
  • Anti-Trafficking Efforts & Early CFE
  • Optima State Portal
  • Community-Based Care Panel
  • Break
  • Community-Based Care Panel Continued
  • New National CASA Standards
  • Closing