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    Buy a burger and a portion of the proceeds will be donated to CASA. Be sure and tell them at the register that you are here for CASA Day.

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  • Welcome to CASA for Kids of East Texas!

    Advocating for children in Smith, Van Zandt and Wood Counties

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    Learn more about becoming a CASA Volunteer.

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  • There are changes all around us. Make a change in the life of a foster child, become a Court Appointed Special Advocate.

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What it means to be a CASA volunteer

CASAJune18dWhen a child enters the foster care system because his or her home is no longer safe, a judge may appoint a committed volunteer to help them. That volunteer is called a Court Appointed Special Advocate®, or CASA.

CASA volunteers are screened and highly trained and then appointed by judges to represent and advocate for a child’s best interests in the child protection system. CASA volunteers are each assigned to help one child or set of siblings at a time, so they can focus on giving that child or sibling group the individualized advocacy and attention they need. CASA volunteers save taxpayers money and children’s futures by helping children find a safe, permanent homes as soon as possible.

CASA for Kids of East Texas provides valuable volunteer advocacy for abused children in the community. CASA volunteers serve as the “eyes and ears” for the judge in child welfare cases. This includes researching each child’s situation and making objective recommendations to help them reclaim their childhoods from abuse and neglect. CASA volunteers are frequently the only stable presence in these children’s lives as they navigate the foster care system.

These volunteers bring three critical qualities to their work: they focus on one case at a time; they bring a unique perspective to the court case; and their sole objective is representing the best interests of the child.

Ways to get involved: