Deedra Baker, Program Operations & Resources Director, hosted a required webinar on background checks on Thursday, July 28. The webinar covered: The requirement for CASA programs to complete an internal audit for completed background checks in board, staff and volunteer files, and submit to Texas CASA by Aug. 31, 2016, How programs can get their national criminal… Read more »
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This past year, the Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) reporting process to the Texas A&M Public Policy Research Institute (PPRI) changed, causing some confusion in the CASA network on how to properly report. Many local CASA programs have expressed the need for more training on the process. Join Megan McIntire, Assistant Director of the PPRI, for a… Read more »
While CASA volunteers are not often called to testify as witnesses, testifying in court can be a nerve-wracking concept. CASA programs in Texas and across the nation have created webinars and other training resources to support volunteers and help them prepare. Texas CASA Webinar: Testifying 201 (Dec. 2012): In this webinar, Charles G. Childress, Attorney… Read more »
DFPS hosted a webinar on the Child and Adolescent Needs and Strengths (CANS) assessment on May 24, 2016. The CANS is a multi-purpose assessment for children’s services to support decision-making including level of care and service planning, facilitate quality improvement initiatives and monitor outcomes of services. This new assessment will be given to every child who enters CPS care beginning… Read more »