When we say CASA isn't your typical volunteer role, we mean it. Volunteering with CASA is next level, and it’s one of the most impactful and empowering experiences you can have.
For children who’ve been abused or neglected, CASA means having a home instead of feeling lost, and being a priority instead of feeling invisible.
- When safe to do so, it is in children’s best interest to stay connected to their families. Of 763 children’s cases closed with the help of CASA last year, 63% were reunified with their parents and 16% were adopted by or live permanently with relatives.
- A study by Texas Appleseed, "Improving the Lives of Children in Long-Term Foster Care," reports that: "If a child has a CASA, the CASA usually is the only person who truly knows the child and knows how the child is really doing."
- Judges value CASA’s recommendations, which help them make informed decisions in the child’s best interest. Out of nearly 2,000 recommendations made by CASA in 2018, 70% of recommendations were ordered by the judge, and another 24% were negotiated and agreed upon before the hearing.
- Texas CASA reports that children with CASA are more likely to receive therapy, healthcare, education and other important services.
For volunteers, CASA is a life-changing experience that makes our community a better place.