Jul 30 2018
I’ve tried to start writing this article many times and have come up blank. It seems like it should be pretty easy to make a connection between the horrors that are happening at the US-Mexico border right now and CASA’s work, right?
The similarities: children and families experiencing trauma. Our work at CASA is almost entirely driven by this simple yet profoundly complicated reality. Read More
Jul 26 2018
At a recent CASA Volunteer Swearing-In Ceremony, The Honorable Darlene Byrne highlighted the obvious gender imbalance among our volunteers.
The volunteers lined up, one by one, to shake Judge Byrne’s hand and receive their Swearing-In Certificate. As the first man graced the stage, Judge Byrne paused and turned to the audience of proud family members and friends. “What is different about this volunteer?” she asked the crowd. Read More
Jul 11 2018
When asked why she has stuck with CASA over 17 years and 21 cases, Nancy Ellis said, “I have appreciated that CASA is needed on these cases. CPS and an attorney are just not enough people to look after children who have had such a hard time. I’m there to watch and make sure that everybody is caring for these children. I’m another pair of eyes and ears and another brain to care for these kids. And I feel like the judges in Travis County care about and value our observations.” Read More
Jul 05 2018
It goes without saying that diversity in pop culture is imperative, a notion that Hollywood has only begun to take seriously as of late. It’s especially important for kids in the foster care system to see themselves represented in superhero pop culture; in figures that are represented as heroes of society, as purveyors of a just civilization, as cherished idols of the community. Read More
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