Welcome to CASA of Grayson County!
Advocating for children in Grayson County, Texas.
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.
BECOME A CASA
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.
With your gift to CASA, you can help our program provide the very best volunteer advocacy for children and families in our community.
Who We Are
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.