CASA volunteers are trained and empowered by the courts to provide the depth of quality “best interest” advocacy needed by children facing extremely complex situations.  For many abused children, their CASA volunteer is the one reliable adult presence in their lives throughout the time that they are in State protective custody.

A child with a CASA volunteer is:

  • Half as likely to re-enter foster care.
  • Substantially less likely to spend time in long-term foster care.
  • More likely to have a plan for permanency.
  • More likely to do better in school (e.g., more likely to pass all courses, less likely to have poor conduct, and less likely to be expelled).
  • More likely to score better on nine “protective factors”, including neighborhood resources, interested adults, sense of acceptance, controls against deviant behavior, models of conventional behavior, positive attitude towards the future, valuing achievement, ability to work with others and ability to resolve conflicts.

CASA really is making a difference…one volunteer at a time…one child at a time.

The Commitment:

  • Minimum 12 month commitment
  • Complete new volunteer training
  • Visit child(ren) once per month
  • Maintain confidentiality

The Requirements:

  • Be at least 21 years old
  • Have a valid Texas drivers license
  • Have access to a vehicle and proof of insurance
  • Complete criminal and CPS background checks

* No previous experience or education
   required. All training and support provided.


To become a CASA volunteer or learn more about it, click here to contact Leticia Hernandez, our Recruitment & Training Manager, or contact Leticia directly at lhernandez@casa-satx.org or 210.225.7070.