Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) are court-appointed, trained, and committed adults who work to ensure that each foster child’s individual needs remain a priority in an overburdened child welfare system. CASA volunteers serve as the guardian ad litem—remaining present with the child throughout the entire CPS case. They are responsible for making informed recommendations to the judge about a child’s best interest. For children who’ve been abused or neglected, having a CASA means being a priority instead of feeling invisible. Travis County CASA currently serves more than 1,400 children per year and is recruiting additional volunteers to be able to serve more.
Sign up to attend a CASA volunteer interest meeting to learn more about this opportunity!