My Volunteer Story
I’ve been a CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) for three years now. I received my first case assignment the same week I was sworn in. For the last 1,095 days, I have thought about this moment. The moment when my CASA kiddo would find their forever home.
Join us for the 4th annual CASA Classic. Players and sponsors needed.
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2020 is a special milestone for us at CASA of Central Texas, our 35th Anniversary!
How can you make this milestone year special for CASA? Become a volunteer, attend an information session, join our board, donate, invite us to give a presentation. Nothing is too small!
Welcome to CASA of Central Texas!
Advocating for children in Caldwell, Comal, Guadalupe & Hays Counties
Meet Sharon, one of our dedicated CASA Volunteers. Hear why she chooses to advocate for children.
Enroll now for An upcoming Training Session
September 16 – October 14
5 – 8 p.m.
September 19 – October 17
9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Held online and with Zoom
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Why are CASA volunteers needed? Hear from the judge why she wants more in her courtroom as she swears in a new volunteer.
We are now hosting Zoom video conferencing information sessions to make sure you are able to safely attend, and still get all your questions answered!
Just pick a time that works for you and use the link to join us!
Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays
Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays
Tuesdays and Thursdays
If these times don’t work for you, just contact us and we can do a 1-1 with you at your convenience!
Office Closed to Public
CASA of Central Texas continues to monitor our role in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, responding to the direction of our judiciary and government officials, and staying in touch with each of you. Like many, our CASA offices are closed to the public and many of our staff are working remotely.
We hold fast to hope and patience, resiliency and creativity…and LOVE. Our CASA volunteers and casework staff are finding new ways to connect with their kids. Much more Skype and FaceTime. Thank you, technology! Our trainers have discovered the convenience (and fun!) of holding classes with new volunteers through flex learning and videoconferencing. Thank you, Zoom! And, donors have found that giving through our online portals is always open and easy!
We appreciate your patience. Please contact us with any questions.
Stay safe and well,
When a child enters the foster care system because his or her home is no longer safe, a judge may appoint a committed volunteer to help. That volunteer is called a Court Appointed Special Advocate®, or CASA. CASA volunteers are screened, highly trained and then appointed by judges to represent and advocate for a child’s best interests in the child protection system.
CASA volunteers are each assigned to help one child or set of siblings at a time, so they can focus on giving that child or sibling group the individualized advocacy and attention they need. CASA volunteers save taxpayers’ money and children’s futures by helping children find a safe, permanent homes as soon as possible.
CASA of Central Texas, Inc. provides valuable volunteer advocacy for abused child from Caldwell, Comal, Guadalupe and Hays Counties. CASA volunteers serve as the “eyes and ears” for the judges in child welfare cases. This includes researching each child’s situation and making objective recommendations to help them reclaim their childhoods from abuse and neglect. CASA volunteers are frequently the only stable presence in these children’s lives.
CASA volunteers bring three critical qualities to their work: they focus on one case at a time; they bring a unique perspective to the court case; and their sole objective is representing the best interests of the child.
Give them a voice
CASA volunteers are individuals from all walks of life who speak up for a child’s best interests in court. You are not a foster parent, you are a voice making a real difference at a critical turning point in the child’s life.
From Voice Tours around the community to volunteer trainings, we have lots of upcoming opportunities for you to connect with us! Check out our month to month calendar to see what’s happening near you!
What is a CASA?
By becoming a CASA volunteer, you provide a voice for children who have been abused or neglected. Check out our Frequently Asked Questions section for more details on CASA and what it means to be a CASA volunteer.