About Us

Mission Statement

Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) improves the lives of abused and neglected children in Bastrop, Fayette & Lee Counties by providing CASA trained volunteers to advocate on their behalf until they are placed in safe, nurturing and permanent homes.

Vision

We live in communities where every abused and neglected child removed from their home has a trained CASA Volunteer until they secure a safe and permanent home.

History

CASA is part of a national volunteer movement that began in 1977 when Judge David Soukup in Seattle decided he needed to know more about the children whose lives were in his hands. His solution was to ask community volunteers to act as a “voice in court” for abused and neglected children. These Court Appointed Special Advocate® (CASAs) provided him with the detailed information he needed to safeguard the children’s best interests and ensure that they were placed in safe, permanent homes as quickly as possible. The program was so successful that it was copied around the nation.

CASA has continued to serve abused and neglected children in Texas for 25 years, providing trained community volunteers for every child who was assigned to the program through the court.

CASA of Bastrop, Fayette & Lee Counties is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization governed by a volunteer Board of Directors.

CASA of Bastrop, Fayette & Lee Counties is a member of the National and Texas CASA Associations. There are over 1,000 CASA programs nationwide and 71 CASA programs in the state of Texas.