The mission of CASA for the Cross Timbers Area is to ensure that abused and neglected children secure a permanent, nurturing environment, while working to meet the ongoing needs of the whole child. We accomplish this through recruiting, training and supporting community volunteers who advocate for the best interests of these children in the court system.



A Forever Home



A Forever Family



For Every Child

 

“To give a child a CASA is to give them a voice. To give them a voice is to give them hope. And to give them hope is to give them the world. I believe that with all my heart.”  Pamela Butler, former foster youth


What Is CASA

CASA volunteers are people like you. They're teachers, business people, retirees, stay-at-home moms, grandparents, college students; extraordinary people who want to make certain the voices of abused and neglected children are heard. What do CASAs do? CASA volunteers get to know the child and speak to everyone involved in the child's life, including their family members, teachers, doctors, lawyers, social workers, and others.

The information they gather and their recommendations help the court make informed decisions. CASA volunteers commit to a child until the case is closed and the child is in a safe, permanent home.

CASA's Impact

Judges truly value the observations and recommendations of CASA volunteers, knowing that they have the child’s best interests at heart.

• CASA volunteers help shorten the time a child spends in foster care.*

• Children with a CASA volunteer are less likely to re-enter the child welfare system once their case is closed.*

• CASA volunteers help children and their families receive the services they need.*

• CASA has been recognized by the U.S. Department of Justice as a model juvenile delinquency prevention program.

*Source: Study conducted by National CASA and U.S. Department of Justice Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Programs, 2006