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.
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.
UPCOMING TRAINING COURSES
February 17 to March 17
5 pm – 8 pm
February 18 to March 18
1 pm – 4 pm
Click HERE to complete a volunteer application
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 below to join us!
Tuesdays and Thursdays
(1st and 3rd of each month)
Use this link to join us at any of the times above!
If these times don’t work for you, just contact us and we can do a 1-1 with you at your convenience!
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 safe, permanent homes as soon as possible.
CASA of Central Texas, Inc. provides valuable volunteer advocacy for abused children 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.