What it means to be a CASA volunteer
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 them. That volunteer is called a Court Appointed Special Advocate®, or CASA.
CASA volunteers are screened and 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.
Children Are Depending On You
CASA of Williamson County, TX continues to provide valuable volunteer advocacy for abused children in this area. CASA volunteers serve as the “eyes and ears” for the judge 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 as they navigate the foster care system.
We Rely on Volunteers Like You
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.
From 9/1/17 – 8/31/18
"If giving up a couple hours of my time one evening gives me better insight into making a decision that affects the future of these kids, then there’s no hesitation on my part. Am I tired? Of course! But that’s nothing compared to what the kids are feeling. Every minute I spend talking to foster families, interviewing family members, meeting teachers, going through medical records, therapy notes, and talking to the kids is worth it so that I can be an effective voice in the court room and ensure their best interest is considered. Why am I a CASA? Because every child deserves a voice!"
16 Feb 2019
Soiree: A Coming Together for Kids
Three local non-profits are pooling their time, energy and love for a collaborative fundraising project to benefit our local youth.
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2018 was an amazing year for CASA of Williamson County! Our 131 volunteers (up 16% served 273 children (up 24% who experienced abuse and neglect. We helped 85 children leave CPS care, 97% of which are now in a permanent home! Download...read more
As #GivingTuesday approaches, we want to tell you about Michelle’s advocacy. Last year, CASA Volunteer Michelle worked on behalf of two elementary aged sisters to help advocate for these young girls to return to the care of their parents. As the case...read more
What an incredible year for CASA of Williamson County!In addition to serving 220 children with 113 volunteers, 79 children left CPS care, 87% of which are now in safe, permanent homes. This is thanks to our wonderful volunteers and supporters…we could not...read more
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