CASA recruits, trains, and supports community volunteers who advocate on behalf of abused and neglected children in our community. CASA volunteers do their own investigation, get to know each child, and write reports directly to the judge with recommendations for what’s in the child’s best interests.
- Work alongside attorneys and social workers.
- Interview parents, family members, teachers, doctors, foster parents, and other adults who may have information about the child.
- Make recommendations to the court about any issues or concerns relating to the child’s educational, medical, or emotional needs, and the most appropriate, permanent placement for that child.
- Form trusting relationships with the children they serve and represent the children’s best interests at all times.
- 288 CASA volunteers donated a total of 8,235 hours in 2017, saving county taxpayers $452,925 in county paid attorneys’ fees.
622 foster youth received advocacy services from CASA of the South Plains in 2017.
- 235 foster youth found permanency with the help of their CASA volunteer in 2017.
- 96% of the school age foster children served by CASA volunteers in 2017 advanced to the next grade level.
- CASA volunteers make lasting impressions in the lives of abused and neglected foster children, and positively impact the judicial and child welfare systems.
To learn more about how you can be a voice for the well-being of a foster child, attend a CASA 101 informational session, contact Kristen Mata, Recruitment Director, at email@example.com, or call (806) 763-2272.