Voices for Children

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By becoming a Court Appointed Special Advocate, or CASA volunteer, you can help keep abused and neglected children safe, giving them a chance at finding happiness.

CASA volunteers are individuals from all walks of life who speak up for a child’s best interests in court. You are not a foster parent, you are a voice making a real difference at a critical turning point in the child’s life.

CASA volunteers get to know the child and gather information from everyone involved in his or her daily life, including family members, foster parents, teachers, daycare providers, doctors, lawyers, social workers and other relevant persons. You spend a significant amount of time with the child, gaining his or her trust.

CASA volunteers use the information gathered to report to the judge, advocating for the child’s needs while in the foster care system. As a volunteer, you commit to represent a child’s best interests until the child reaches a safe, permanent home.

Watch this video to learn more about the power of child advocacy.

To learn more about becoming a CASA join us at our downtown Bryan office for a volunteer orientation. You can find our volunteer orientation dates here.

History of Voices for Children

The Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) program was created in 1977 in Seattle, Washington by Judge David W. Soukup, who was overseeing cases where a child or children were removed from their homes and placed in the state's custody because of abuse or neglect. While attorney "guardian ad litems" were appointed to these children, they were generally too busy to conduct the in-depth investigation that was required. Social workers responsible for the cases were often already spread too thin to devote extensive time to each child's case.  Click here to read more about Voices for Children history.

 

 
 
 
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Contact Voices for Children

Voices for Children, Inc.
CASA of the Brazos Valley
115 N. Main
Bryan, TX 77803

Phone: (979) 822-9700
Fax: (979) 822-9777
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