CASA of Central Texas welcomes new advocates

The largest swearing-in of Court Appointed Special Advocates so far this year was celebrated Oct. 15, with 16 trainees representing Caldwell, Comal, Guadalupe and Hays counties.

Each volunteer completed five weeks of training, background checks, courtroom observation and is now ready to advocate for children in court. Volunteers will be assigned to children who have been removed from their homes because of abuse and neglect and are now placed in the state’s care. As advocates, the volunteers will get to know everyone in the children’s lives and speak up for them in court, advocating for their best interest.

More than half of the children in state care do not have a CASA volunteer in Central Texas. That is more than 600 children in Caldwell, Comal, Guadalupe and Hays counties. Free training courses are held throughout the year. For dates and to enroll in a training course, contact CASA at 512-392-3578 or 830-626-2272, or visit www.casacentex.org.

Learn more about CASA at a monthly information sessions, held in cities throughout Caldwell, Comal, Guadalupe and Hays counties. Check www.casacentex.org for times and locations.

CASA envisions a world where every child thrives in a safe, stable and loving home. Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Central Texas advocates for abused and neglected children in the courts, schools, and child welfare system by training and supporting community volunteers.

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