What it means to be a CASA volunteer
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 children in this area who have experienced abuse. 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
From 9/1/22 – 8/31/23
"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!"
As we continue our Volunteer Spotlight series, this month we’re talked with one of our more seasoned volunteers, Erinn Hughes. If you’ve attended one of our Secret Life of a CASA sessions there’s a good chance you’ve met her as Erinn is always eager to lend a hand and...
As the season of giving approaches, it’s time to get ready for #GivingTuesday. This global day of giving was designed for caring individuals like yourself to come together and support nonprofits like CASA of Williamson County. We’re so grateful you’re interested in...
CASA of Williamson County is honored to announce that it has been selected as a recipient of a $20,000 grant from the Texas Bar Foundation to assist in program growth. CASA Wilco recruits, trains, and supervises community volunteers to become Court Appointed Special...