At Golden Crescent CASA, we believe that every abused or neglected child deserves a dedicated advocate to look out for their best interests in court, at school, and within the community. Golden Crescent CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) was established in 1995 with the mission to protect and defend the most vulnerable among us. Our sworn child advocates are given constant support and guidance by professional staff as they undergo training in child development, communication, and cultural competency skills.
Currently, Golden Crescent CASA serves as Guardian ad Litem for children in foster care in Calhoun, DeWitt, Goliad, Gonzales, Jackson, Lavaca, Refugio, and Victoria counties. Each CASA provides dedicated support on a one-to-one basis through services, treatment, and placement, allowing the child and volunteer to develop a trusting and nurturing relationship.
Impact for Children
For children who’ve been abused or neglected, CASA means having a home instead of feeling lost, and being a priority instead of feeling invisible. When it’s safe to do so, CASA believes it is in children’s best interest to stay connected to their families.
A Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) volunteer gathers information from everyone involved in a child’s daily life, including members of the child’s family, foster parents, teachers, lawyers, social workers and other relevant persons.
Then, they report to a judge in order to advocate for the child’s best interests.
Ideally, CASA volunteers will work towards reuniting the child with their family of origin whenever safe, and if reunification is not possible, they may recommend placing the child with extended family or family friends.
CASA volunteers, like the children they help, come from all walks of life.
Tim Hornback, Executive Director, firstname.lastname@example.org
Kelcey Norwood, Office Manager, email@example.com
Regina May, Development Director, firstname.lastname@example.org
Diana Sneed, Program Director, email@example.com
Morgan Mueller, Volunteer Coordinator/Recruiter, firstname.lastname@example.org
Katie Grahmann, Volunteer Supervisor Victoria & Jackson County, email@example.com
Charlene Moreno, Volunteer Supervisor DeWitt County, firstname.lastname@example.org
Leticia Lechuga, Volunteer Supervisor Calhoun County, email@example.com
Christy Jackson, Volunteer Supervisor Victoria County, firstname.lastname@example.org
Christine Tovar, Volunteer Supervisor Victoria County, email@example.com
Flora Hernandez, Volunteer Supervisor Refugio, Goliad, Victoria Counties, firstname.lastname@example.org
Darla Sanders, Volunteer Supervisor Gonzales & Lavaca Counties, email@example.com
President – Marco Porras
Vice President – Virginia Post
Treasurer – Pam Lahodny
Secretary – Celeste Hunter
Immediate Past President – Luther Easley
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