Passed during the 85th Legislative Session, Senate Bill 78 by Senator Jane Nelson gives CASA programs access to Texas’ state agency surplus computers to distribute to children and youth served by CASA. Below you will find resources, forms and links to the required training to help your program get started with Computers for CASA. You can also refer to the Computers for CASA Overview for more information.
Before requesting a computer, at least one CASA staff person must complete the Computers for CASA 101 training. This comprehensive training includes an overview of the program, steps to request a computer, software requirements, installation, and, finally, the delivery of the computer to the child or youth.
Computers for CASA 101 is only available on the CASA College Learning Management System (LMS).
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Accessing the Computers
CASA programs must complete both forms when requesting each computer. Forms are available on the TDCJ website.
Additional Forms & Resources
Basic Considerations & Terminology
An overview of terminology and the computer software necessary to get your computer up and running.
Best Practices for Internet Safety
An important fact sheet for both the advocate and caregiver to review before giving the child or youth access to their new computer.
Release of Liability Form
CASA programs must have both the child/youth and their caregiver sign the Release of Liability Form and should retain this form for every computer distributed to a youth through the Computers for CASA program. This is covered in the Computers for CASA 101 training.
If you have any additional questions, please contact the Texas CASA Public Policy team at email@example.com.