Who We Are

Mission Statement

Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Grayson County, Inc., is a 501 c 3 charitable non-profit agency that provides trained, court-appointed volunteers who investigate, monitor, and serve as advocates in court to help abused and neglected children secure permanent placement in safe, nurturing homes.

History

CASA of Grayson County is part of a national volunteer movement that began in 1977 when Judge David Soukup in Seattle decided he needed to know more about the children whose lives were in his hands. His solution was to ask community volunteers to act as a “voice in court” for abused and neglected children. These Court Appointed Special Advocate® (CASAs) provided him with the detailed information he needed to safeguard the children’s best interests and ensure that they were placed in safe, permanent homes as quickly as possible. The program was so successful that it was copied around the nation.

CASA of Grayson County has continued to serve abused and neglected children in our community by providing trained community volunteers to speak up for children in the child welfare system.

CASA of Grayson County is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization governed by a volunteer board of directors, and is a member of the National and Texas CASA Associations. There are more than 1,000 CASA programs nationwide and 71 CASA programs in the state of Texas.