Legislative Advocacy Teams Training for the 88th Legislative Session

Texas CASA has been conducting a series of in-person Legislative Advocacy Team (LAT) Trainings over the last few months as the 88th Legislative Session quickly approaches. We have been discussing effective legislative advocacy, current hot policy topics, and legislative priorities for the upcoming session. Additionally, our Public Policy Team recently conducted a virtual LAT Training for programs that were unable … Read More

Overview of the 87th Legislature

This overview of the 87th legislative session and discusses legislative funding, passed Champion bills, newly passed legislation, and next steps for the Texas child welfare system after the 87th legislative session in Texas. 87th legislative session Part 1 87th legislative session Part 2

Normalcy Matters: A Guide to Supporting Children & Youth in Texas Foster Care

Texas CASA released the Normalcy Matters: A Guide to Supporting Children & Youth in Texas Foster Care with the hope that it will inform understanding of what normalcy is, why it matters, and the important role each of us plays in supporting and promoting normalcy for young people in the Texas child welfare system. This guidebook and companion video were … Read More

Legislative Advocacy Teams Webinar Series for the 87th Legislative Session

In lieu of our usual Legislative Advocacy Team (LAT) Retreat, Texas CASA conducted a series of monthly webinars leading up to the 87th Legislative Session. These webinars touched on CASA legislative advocacy topics – from our policy priorities to the nuts and bolts of what LATs do during session. Catch up on all of the past webinars below. Webinar 1: … Read More