The majority of the children are placed outside of their home with relatives, or in foster homes, shelters or residential facilities, though some children do still live with their parents. Children are often placed outside of Travis County. They can live across Texas or out of the state, and placements can change throughout the case.
CASA volunteers serving on long-term cases have minimum in-person visit requirements that vary depending on where children are placed:
- Once a month for children placed within 60 miles of the Texas State Capitol
- Once every 3 months for children placed between 60 and 180 miles from the Texas State Capitol
- Once every 6 months for children placed 181 miles or more from the Texas State Capitol
Children do not live with their volunteer advocates, nor do they visit their volunteers’ homes.
Learn more about traveling as a volunteer advocate in our blog, A Different Kind of Summer Travel.