Welcome to East Texas CASA!
Advocating for children in Gregg, Rusk and Upshur Counties.
What it means to be a CASA volunteer
When 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, highly trained, and then appointed by judges to represent and advocate for a child’s best interests as they navigate the foster care 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.
East Texas CASA provides valuable volunteer advocacy for children that are navigating the foster care system in Gregg, Upshur, & Rusk counties. CASA volunteers provide information to the court and represent the child/children’s best interest. This includes educational advocacy, medical advocacy, and legal advocacy. CASA volunteers are frequently the only stable presence in these children’s lives as they navigate the foster care system.
BECOME A CASA
CASA volunteers are individuals from all walks of life who speak up for a child’s best interests in court. You are not a foster parent; you are a voice making a real difference while these children navigate the foster care system.
A lot is happening at East Texas CASA! From our upcoming Superhero 5K to our East Texas CASA Presents Event, we’ve been going nonstop to raise awareness and grow our program so that we can continue to advocate for children in care. See what all we have on the calendar.
SUPPORT OUR CAUSE
With your gift to CASA, you can help our program provide the very best volunteer advocacy for children in our community who have been removed from their homes due to abuse and/or neglect.