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What is the difference between CASA and other children’s advocacy groups?

We are SO glad you asked! The key difference between CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) and other children’s advocacy groups is that a CASA volunteer is appointed by the judge to advocate on behalf abused and neglected children within the legal system. Unlike other child advocacy organizations, CASA volunteers are appointed specifically to one child or… Read more »

CASA LCTX Reunification Story

I stepped into the middle of a case of a baby girl born in a drug den, surrounded by needles and drug paraphernalia. Mom did not know the father of the baby, she said she had sex with too many men to count.  She was an addict since she was a young teen and had… Read more »

Reunification Story

I had a child that was in care when I became a coordinator in 2018. She was with fictive kin. She could not live with her mother. The fictive kin had tried so hard to be a positive influence for my child, they could not control her. My child was in 7 different placements. Fictive kin… Read more »

CASA Celebrates National Social Work Month

CASA of Liberty/Chambers Counties Celebrates National Social Work Month  Liberty, Texas – As part of March’s National Social Work Month celebration, CASA of Liberty/Chambers Counties, recognizes and appreciates the social workers, advocates and others who devote their careers to bettering the lives of others. Social workers strive to build a stronger community for all people,… Read more »

CASA Success Story – October

M was 7 years old when she and her 2 brothers came into care, in 2013.  The siblings were separated and had little or no contact with each other.  Parental rights were terminated and there was no other family to be found at this time.  M was diagnosed with complex trauma and PTSD due to physical… Read more »

CASA Success Story

Sweet little girl A (name changed to protect confidentiality of the child and family) came into this world without a family that could care for her due to the situation with the family and the special needs of the child. From the first time the CASA advocate was able to hold this precious little one,… Read more »

Opinion: Arresting children in foster care adds to their trauma

Vicki Spriggs Houston Chronicle Op-Ed April 8, 2021Updated: April 8, 2021 3 a.m. Imagine you’re arguing with your 10-year-old about his homework, and he kicks the wall and yells in frustration. Before he even has a chance to say he’s sorry, you pull out your phone and call the police. They arrive, handcuff your little… Read more »

Pre-Service Volunteer Training Virtually

Written by: Sandra Tilton Since March COVID started, we have conducted 5 Pre-Service Advocate Training classes on ZOOM. It has been a new, challenging change but each person has gained new skills using technology. Our training consists of 15 hours online with our trainer and 15 hours outside of class. Our online/in person training includes… Read more »