The mission of CASA of West Texas is to recruit, train and support committed volunteers who are appointed by the court to advocate for the best interest of children in the foster care system.
CASA of West Texas
CASA of West Texas supports volunteers who advocate for child abuse victims in Midland, Howard, Dawson, Gaines, Andrews, Martin and Glasscock Counties. When severe child abuse and neglect occurs in a home, foster care may be the only option to keep a child safe. When a child enters foster care, a judge will appoint a CASA Volunteer to advocate for that child's best interest in court and in the community. Being in foster care is very difficult for a child. Every child in foster care needs someone they can count on to be there for them...someone to speak up for them--an advocate. Could you be that person? Learn more and get involved.
Helping Older Foster Children
Older foster children face unique challenges. They often have little to no support system in place as they are entering adulthood, but there are ways to help.
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In 2015, in our seven local West Texas Counties, 455 children were in foster care. Only 352 of these children had a CASA Volunteer to speak up for their best interest. Find out how you can help ensure each child in care has a CASA Volunteer.
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Join us for Lunch and Learn how you can help an abused or neglected child in foster care. These children need a trusted adult to advocate for their best interest in the court system. Lunch will be provided and everyone is welcome.
To become a CASA Volunteer you must complete a 30 hour Pre-Service Volunteer Training. There is an application process than includes completion of a volunteer application, background checks, and an in person interview. Children in foster care really need caring adults to advocate for their best interest in the court system.