Apr 22 2015
CASA of Travis County has been appointed to 260 new children in the first 3 months of 2015. Throughout January, February and March we’ve averaged a 41% increase in child appointments in comparison to the same 3 months in 2014. At the same time, our numbers of CASA volunteer applications have been slowing down. Children need your help right now. Read More
Apr 16 2015
There was a CASA coffee mug parked at my table as I settled into my chair for my first training session. “I am a powerful voice in a child’s life” was written on the side.
During the next three hours, I saw the magnitude of that statement as the CASA staff and trainer painted the picture of the role and huge responsibility of a CASA volunteer. This was CASA 101.
“You are sworn in by a judge,” said Sonia Kotecha, the director of Community and Strategic Initiatives. “The judge really, really values your input. You are on equal footing with everyone in the courtroom.” Read More
Apr 09 2015
WHEREAS, The Senate of the State of Texas is pleased to recognize Court Appointed Special Advocates of Travis County, also known as CASA of Travis County, and its many dedicated volunteers, who are celebrating the organization's 30th anniversary; and
WHEREAS, CASA of Travis County was created in 1985... Read More
Apr 03 2015
Steve Janda grew up in rural South Texas and, after graduating from nursing school at UT Galveston, decided to move to Austin where he’s lived ever since. He currently considers himself a full time volunteer. He serves on the board of his local fire department, is part of the Hays County Master Naturalist Program under Texas Parks and Wildlife, does wildlife management on his own land and has volunteered with CASA for 3 years. Read More
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