CASA of Central Texas, Inc. advocates for abused and neglected children in the court system by recruiting, training and supporting community volunteers.
Every child has the right to a safe, nurturing, permanent home.
CASA of Central Texas, Inc. is part of a national volunteer movement that began in 1977 when Judge David Soukup in Seattle decided he needed to know more about the children whose lives were in his hands. His solution was to ask community volunteers to act as a “voice in court” for abused and neglected children. These Court Appointed Special Advocate® (CASAs) provided him with the detailed information he needed to safeguard the children’s best interests and ensure that they were placed in safe, permanent homes as quickly as possible. The program was so successful that it was copied around the nation.
Watch the video below to hear directly from Judge Soukup, why he started the CASA program.
CASA of Central Texas, Inc. started in 1985 to serve abused and neglected children in Caldwell, Comal, Guadalupe and Hays Counties by providing trained community volunteers to speak up for abused and neglected children in the area. In 2020, CASA of Central Texas served 600 children (roughly 54% of children in State Care) with 267 volunteers. See our complete Stats Chart – 2020 for a breakdown of children and volunteers by county.
CASA of Central Texas, Inc. is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization governed by a volunteer board of directors and is a member of the National and Texas CASA Associations. There are more than 1,000 CASA programs nationwide and 71 CASA programs in the state of Texas.