Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) improves the lives of children who experience child abuse and neglect in Bastrop, Fayette and Lee Counties by providing CASA trained Advocates to support children and families involved in the child welfare system.
We live in communities where every child who experiences child abuse and neglect has a trained CASA Advocate to support them and their families while involved in the child welfare system.
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. The program was so successful that it was copied around the nation.
CASA of Bastrop, Fayette & Lee Counties is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization governed by a volunteer Board of Directors.