Mission and History
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.
In 1977, a Seattle juvenile court judge concerned about making drastic decisions with insufficient information conceived the idea of citizen volunteers speaking up for the best interests of abused and neglected children in the courtroom. From that first program has grown a network of nearly 1,000 CASA programs that are recruiting, training and supporting volunteers in 49 states and the District of Columbia.
In 1990, CASA of West Texas began representing abused children in court as an umbrella agency under Centers for Children and Families. CASA of West Texas became independent in April of 2000. CASA of West Texas has grown to serve volunteers and abused children in seven counties including Midland, Howard, Martin, Dawson, Gaines, Andrews and Glasscock Counties.
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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Support Our Mission
With your gift, large or small, you can help create a brighter future for area children by helping CASA of West Texas provide the very best volunteer advocacy for children removed from their homes due to abuse and/or neglect.
In 2016, in our seven local West Texas Counties, 507 children were in foster care. Only 481 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.