CASA of the South Plains was awarded a grant in the amount of $10,000 from the Texas Bar Foundation for the implementation of A Voice for Every Child: Advocacy Coordinator. Since its inception in 1965, the Texas Bar Foundation has awarded more than $20 million in grants to law-related programs. Supported by members of the State Bar of Texas, the Texas Bar Foundation is the nation's largest charitably-funded bar foundation. The funds provided by the Texas Bar Foundation will help provide ongoing advocacy services to children in foster care through the management and support of CASA Volunteers by a CASA Advocacy Coordinator. CASA Volunteers play a pivotal role in the life of children in the foster care system. A CASA, or a Court Appointed Special Advocate, is an individual who helps a child in foster care navigate the child welfare system, while working to ensure their needs are met and to help find a safe, permanent home.
“We are deeply grateful to have received this grant from the Texas Bar Foundation. These funds will help facilitate ongoing advocacy services by CASA Volunteers for children in foster care in our community who desperately need a voice to speak up for their best interest,” said Jaclyn Morris, Executive Director for CASA of the South Plains.