The Indicators of Compliance Manual includes a sample document for each of the required policies and plans submitted to Texas CASA prior to a quality assurance review.

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Indicators of Compliance Manual

The Indicators of Compliance Manual includes a sample document for each of the required policies and plans submitted to Texas CASA prior to a quality assurance review. Download The Indicators Of Compliance Manual

ABCS Background Checks

According to Texas CASA and National CASA standards, CASA programs must complete background checks on staff, volunteers and board members, AND run a re-check every 2 years. To simplify the process of obtaining the required check and to eliminate the need for rechecking, a system was launched for obtaining DFPS abuse/neglect history checks called the Automatic Background Check System, or ABCS. … Read More

5 Ways to Delight Future Volunteers

One method of engaging potential new volunteers is to use “welcome gifts.” Simply surprise volunteer applicants with something small that may be of value to them. It does not have to be anything expensive or even tangible. Here are some additional ideas to get you started: Send volunteer applicants a “Let’s Get Started” kit with a small giveaway that shows your … Read More

Board & Staff Responsibilities

The key to efficient operations is a clear understanding of who performs the necessary functions of the organization. The Board and Staff Responsibilities guide lists the suggested assignment of organizational functions and tasks to either board, staff and/or other. Download the Board and Staff Responsibilities Guide

Child Protective Services Handbook & Policies

The Child Protective Services Handbook contains the policies and procedures that govern CPS practices from reports of abuse to family group decision making to adoption and transitioning youth. The handbook is indexed by topic and stage of the case and is searchable.  With each policy, there is a link to the administrative code and state and federal statutes from which it derives. You can sign up … Read More