• CASA Give Back Day at Kawa's Hibachi Grill

    Thursday, August 23, 5:00 - 10:00 p.m.

    A portion of all proceeds will be donated to our program!
  • Get "caught" doing good for kids on Friday, September 14, 2018.

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  • It's A Labor of Love!

    Please join CASA for Kids of East Texas at Bahama Buck's on Tuesday, September 4, 2018 from 5 pm to 8 pm for Give Back Night. It's the day after Labor Day and Bahama Buck's is donating 20% of all proceeds to CASA - so get out of the hot weather, enjoy a cold drink, and help a child all at the same time! What sounds good? How about a shaved ice, smoothie, frostalatte, soda, paradise fruit, or their famous homemade lemonade or limeade? No matter what you choose, you will be a winner!

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  • Be a Dragon Slayer, Join CASA!

    See Emily's Dragon
  • Welcome to CASA for Kids of East Texas!

    Advocating for children in Smith, Van Zandt and Wood Counties

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  • Calling all Heroes!

    Learn more about becoming a CASA Volunteer.

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  • Locals Love Us!

    Proud to be a 2018 winner!

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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: