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.
CASA’s work to reunify a child with the family whenever safe and possible.
CASA for the Cross Timbers Area is part of a national volunteer movement that began in 1977 in Seattle. Judge David Soukoup decided he needed to know more about the children whose lives were in his hands. He asked community volunteers to act as a “voice in court” for children involved in the child welfare system. These Court Appointed Special Advocates® (CASAs) were able to provide the detailed information he needed to ensure the child and their family had the resources needed to heal and thrive. Since 1977, the CASA program has spread across the nation.