CASA for Children

CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) recruits, trains and empowers community volunteers to be the voice for abused and neglected children in the child welfare system. 

We believe every child should have a dedicated advocate speaking up for their best interest in the courtroom and other meetings, ensuring each child’s needs remain a priority in an overburdened child welfare system.

When the state steps in to protect a child's safety because the people responsible for protecting them have not, a judge appoints a volunteer advocate to make independent and informed recommendations to help the court make a ruling about the child’s best interest.  CASA strives to be the one constant on a child’s journey through the child welfare system.

"Why CASA is so important.... Let me count the ways......CASA provides an invaluable service not only to the 102nd District Court but to all courts they serve. I say this confidently based on the number of years I have been working with and relying on CASA volunteers. The information and perspective they bring to the courtroom regarding the cases they are assigned cannot be replaced. Their relationship with the other participants (CPS, lawyers, parents, children, and others) gives them a unique opportunity to shape the trajectory of a case. When I turn to the CASA volunteer and ask their position, I know I'm receiving information not only in the best interest of the child or children to whom they may be assigned, but information which will help bring a case to an appropriate resolution."

Judge Jeff Addison

102nd District Court Judge
Join us in standing up for local children in need.

CASA Texarkana

Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children
Serving Northeast Texas & Southwest Arkansas
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