CASA of South Texas is the voice for children before the court as a result of abuse or neglect in Atascosa, Frio, La Salle, Karnes and Wilson Counties, living at home or in out-of-home care. CASAs are trained, qualified community court appointed volunteers who advocate for the best interests of children.
A safe, permanent, loving home for every child. We are helping to mend the broken dreams of an abusive childhood.
CASA of South Texas is part of a national volunteer movement that began in 1977 when Judge David Soukup in Seattle decided he needed to know more about the children whose lives were in his hands. His solution was to ask community volunteers to act as a “voice in court” for abused and neglected children. These Court Appointed Special Advocate® (CASAs) provided him with the detailed information he needed to safeguard the children’s best interests and ensure that they were placed in safe, permanent homes as quickly as possible. The program was so successful that it was copied around the nation.
The first CASA program established in Texas was Dallas CASA in 1980. Today, the CASA movement has evolved into one of the largest volunteer organizations in the country with over 1000 CASA programs nationwide. In Texas, there are 71 local CASA programs with more than 7,600 volunteers serving over 23,600 foster children in 207 counties.
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Atascosa County: 830-569-4696, Frio and La Salle Counties: 830-267-1025, Karnes and Wilson Counties: 830-321-9978