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    Advocating for children in Grayson County, Texas.

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    Become a CASA Volunteer!

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What it means to be a CASA volunteer

When a child enters the foster care system, a judge may appoint a committed volunteer to help them. That volunteer is called a Court Appointed Special Advocate®, or CASA.

A CASA volunteer is screened and highly trained and then appointed by a judge to represent and advocate for a child’s best interests in the child protection system. CASA volunteers are each assigned to help one child or set of siblings at a time, so they can focus on giving that child or sibling group the individualized advocacy and attention they need.

CASA continues to provide valuable volunteer advocacy for children and their families. CASA volunteers get to know the child and gather information from everyone involved in their daily life, including family members, foster parents, teachers, daycare providers, doctors, lawyers, social workers and other relevant persons. CASA volunteers use the information gathered to report to the judge, advocating for the child’s needs while in the foster care system.