The Facts

66,572 children were victims of abuse in Texas in 2014.
59% of these children were under the age of 6.
3 children on average, die each week from abuse and neglect.
182 children are confirmed as child abuse victims daily.
7 children are maltreated every hour.
Children with a CASA volunteer are substantially less likely to spend time in long-term foster care (more than 3 years in care).
When a CASA volunteer is involved, both children and their parents are ordered by the courts to receive more services indicating that "CASA is effective in identifying the needs of children and parents."
Cases involving a CASA volunteer are more likely to be permanently closed than cases where a CASA volunteer is not involved.
Children with a CASA volunteer are more likely to be placed in permanent and nurturing homes.

Become an advocate

CASA volunteer advocates are ordinary men and women from all walks of life, education levels, and ethnic backgrounds who volunteer to serve as an advocate to a child or sibling group. A CASA volunteer advocate is a trained volunteer who speaks for children who are brought before the court. Volunteer advocates are committed and they can make a difference in the life of one child.

Social workers and attorneys are generally assigned to work with many children at a time. The CASA volunteer, on the other hand, is usually involved with only one child at a time, and therefore has considerable time to devote to the child. Time and attention translates into more complete information being provided to the court.

Upcoming Events

Superhero 5K 1K Fun Run
Saturday, August 1, 2015
Check in 7:30 am
1K 8:00 am
5K 8:30 am

CASA Volunteer Training

August 4,6,11,& 13, 2015
5:30 pm- 8:30 pm
CASA Office
Call Today! To schedule your Pre-Service Interview

CASA Volunteer Luncheon/In-Service
August 12, 2015
12:00-1:30, Sam Houston Room (120 S. Main)
Guest Speaker-Judge Stephen Williams

ART Workshop for CASA Children
August 15, 2015, 10:00-12:00
Victoria Art League
RSVP at 361-573-3734
(This is not a drop-off activity. You must accompany your CASA
Child/ren at all times.)

  • September
    1

    CASA at Patti Welder Open House

    Come visit with us.  
    Find out about how to become involved with CASA.
    Learn how to:

    • Become a Court Appointed Special Advocate
    • Volunteer for an event or fundraiser
    • Donate to CASA

  • September
    8

    Lifetime Learning Presentation

    Learn about CASA becoming a
    Court Appointed Special Advocate
    at The Lifetime Learning Presentation,
    at Victoria College.

  • September
    8

    Stroman Open House


    Learn about CASA becoming a
    Court Appointed Special Advocate
    at The Lifetime Learning Presentation,
    at the Stroman Middle School Open House.

  • September
    9

    Volunteer Luncheon

    CASA Volunteer monthly training luncheon

  • October
    6

    National Night Out at Sea Greens Apartments

    Learn about CASA becoming a
    Court Appointed Special Advocate
    on NATIONAL NIGHT OUT 
    at Sea Greens Apartments in Port Lavaca

  • October
    14

    Volunteer Luncheon

    CASA Volunteer monthly training luncheon

    Speaker:  Christina Masters
    Topic:  Legislative


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