The mission of CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) for the Cross Timbers Area is to ensure that all children we serve secure a stable, nurturing environment while working to meet the ongoing needs of the child and their family. We accomplish this through the recruitment, training, support, and retention of volunteers who advocate for the best interests of the children and families in our community.
Build a community where children feel safe and supported.
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.