Make a Difference for Children

Giving back through life-changing experiences as a Court Appointed Special Advocate.

Our Team

Our amazing team of volunteers are appointed as Guardian ad Litems for children who, through no fault of their own, have been removed from their homes by Child Protective Service.  Volunteers dedicate 10 to 20 hours monthly learning about the children - their needs, their wishes and hopes; they work closely with other parties to ensure the very best permanent outcome.

Our History

The CASA concept was initiated by Superior Court Judge David Soukup in Seattle, Washington in 1976.  Judge Soukup, concerned he was not receiving adequate information to make appropriate rulings on behalf of abused and neglected children, appointed a group of community volunteers to perform an independent investigation of each child's situation.  The concept has grown with CASA programs now existing nationwide.  CASA CTA started in 2002 and now provides court advocacy services for child victims in Bosque, Eastland, Erath and Hamilton Counties.

Our Mission

  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.


Our Vision

A forever home – 

a forever family – 

for every child.

Learn More About Becoming a CASA

Join a team of Volunteer CASA Guardian ad Litem who make a difference for children.