The Facts

185 children become victims of abuse each day in Texas.
65,000 cases of child abuse were confirmed in Texas in one year. 
80% of child abuse cases in Texas are the result of neglect.
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."
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.

Click here to begin the volunteer application

Upcoming Events

  • April
    24

    Volunteer Training (Part 3 of 4)

    Are you ready to volunteer? Class is from 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm at the Crossing Building (404 N. Bridge) downtown across from the First United Methodist Church, a light supper will be provided. If you are interested please contact Diana Sneed 361-573-3734
  • April
    26

    Volunteer Training (Part 4 of 4)

    Are you ready to volunteer? Class is from 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm at the Crossing Building (404 N. Bridge) downtown across from the First United Methodist Church, a light supper will be provided. If you are interested please contact Diana Sneed 361-573-3734
  • April
    28

    Blue Sunday

    This last Sunday of April is the day of prayer for victims of child abuse in our community and around the world. Help us bring awareness to this day of prayer and end the cycle of abuse!
  • May
    2

    May Volunteer Luncheon

    Luncheons are open to current volunteers and people interested in learning more about becoming a CASA volunteer! Please RSVP with the CASA office 361-573-3734
  • June
    5

    School Supply Drive

    We collect school supplies for the children in family placements who struggle to afford school supplies. We like to help these children have a successful school year with supplies to get them stared on the right track! If you would like to participate please contact Regina May in the CASA office. 361-573-3734
  • June
    6

    June Volunteer Luncheon

    current volunteers or those interested in learning more about becoming a CASA volunteer, please join us at the luncheon! Please RSVP with the CASA office if you plan to attend. 361-573-3734

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