Court Appointed Special Advocates ® (CASAs) are community volunteers who are trained to act as advocates for abused and / or neglected children that have been brought into the protective custody of the State of Texas (foster care). CASA volunteer advocates are sworn in by the District Judge and take an oath to keep the best interests of the child or children they serve as their focus and to maintain confidentiality. Frontier CASA trains and supports advocates to speak up for abused or neglected children in the foster care system in YOUR County/Counties.
Frontier CASA has 20 volunteers serving 60 children. With more children coming into care every week, more volunteers are needed to speak up for children in court.
CASA volunteers are people like you. They’re teachers, business people, retirees, stay-at-home moms, grandparents, college students; extraordinary people who want to make certain the voices of abused and neglected children are heard.
It isn’t unusual for a child to be moved repeatedly while in foster care and for lawyers and caseworkers to change. When a child has a CASA volunteer, that person is often the one constant who stays with the child throughout her journey in the foster care system. The CASA volunteer is often the rock for a child as she is buffeted by a system that is supposed to protect her.
Please consider becoming a CASA Volunteer and make a difference in a child’s life. And your own!