About Us

Mission Statement

CASA for Kids of South Central Texas advocates for the best interests of abused and neglected children in court through the training and support of community volunteers (CASAs).

History

CASA for Kids of South Central Texas 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. His solution was to ask community volunteers to act as a “voice in court” for abused and neglected children. These Court Appointed Special Advocate® (CASAs) provided him with the detailed information he needed to safeguard the children’s best interests and ensure that they were placed in safe, permanent homes as quickly as possible. The program was so successful that it was copied around the nation.

CASA for Kids of South Central Texas has continued to serve abused and neglected children in Austin, Colorado, Waller & Washington Counties by providing trained community volunteers to speak up in the best interest of the children they serve.

CASA for Kids of South Central Texas is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization governed by a volunteer board of directors, and is a member of the National and Texas CASA Associations. There are more than 1,000 CASA programs nationwide and 72 CASA programs in the state of Texas.