Texas Court Appointed Special Advocates® and its 69 local programs of the Texas CASA network strive to ensure that every child who needs an advocate to speak for his or her best interests before the courts has a caring, trained adult to help them with this difficult period. Texas CASA has been with us since January 2009.
Texas CASA uses Apricot Software for all their CASA affiliates’ data collection and reporting. These affiliates use the database for submitting their reporting to the Texas CASA, and over 100 CASA affiliate users submit quarterly and annual reports each year.
How Texas CASA Provides Much Needed Advocacy and Support
Texas CASA, which was formed in 1989, provides funding, training, technical assistance, coordination for program expansion and development, advocacy, and tools and strategies for raising public awareness of child abuse and the need for volunteer advocates. In order to support CASA volunteer management, CASA selected Apricot volunteer management software.
What a CASA Volunteer Does
CASA volunteers are appointed by judges to watch over and speak up for abused and neglected children to make sure they don't get lost in the overburdened legal and social service systems or languish in the foster care system. CASA volunteers stay with each child until he or she is placed in a safe, permanent home and the case is closed. For many abused children, their CASA volunteer is the one constant in their lives and often, the one adult who cares only for them.