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"I love their zeal. My CASA volunteers always want better for their kids even when other people say they aren't being realistic. They take things that seem impossible and make them possible." - Kristy  Presmyk, Child Advocacy Specialist 
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"Given the ups and downs that come with serving children who are victims of abuse and neglect, Rozenna’s unwavering dedication and compassion to CASA’s mission for so many years is what I admire the most. She may be retiring from her day-to-day job, but I don’t think she will ever retire from being a powerful voice for children." - Sonia Kotecha
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"I think it comes down to reinforcing the importance of giving, rather than reinforcing to kids how lucky they are.  You can create a habit of giving with your kids just by teaching them, in large and small ways, that they are capable of making a difference."
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It can be difficult for us to define what we mean when we say that someone "advocates" for a child. When we think of "advocacy" we often think of political lobbying or campaigning door to door, but the work that Court Appointed Special Advocates do for children in the child welfare system is different and it takes on many forms.
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"My first CASA case in 1987 hooked me because I recognized the value of a constant ally in a child’s life under some very challenging circumstances."
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"I am not a brave man, but last week, dressed as the Cowardly Lion from The Wizard of Oz, I learned what it means to have courage. November 5th was Adoption Day in Austin and 33 brave families adopted 44 brave children at the Gardner Betts Courthouse. Since all of these families know that there truly is no place like home, members of our staff dressed as the characters from the Wizard of Oz. I was chosen to be the Cowardly Lion, which was fitting because I was terrified..." 
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"We put the set together, concentrating on the task, and while our heads are bent over a tricky bit, he tells me quietly that he is very lonely."

Early Family Engagement Volunteer Janet Bogue documents one of her cases in today's blog post.
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CASA speaks up for children who’ve been abused or neglected by empowering our community to volunteer as advocates for them in the court system.
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CASA of Travis County believes every child who's been abused or neglected deserves to have a dedicated advocate speaking up for their best interest in court, at school and in our community. To accomplish this, CASA educates and empowers diverse community volunteers who ensure each child's needs remain a priority in an over-burdened child welfare system. When the state steps in to protect a child's safety because the people responsible for protecting them have not, a judge appoints a trained CASA volunteer to make independent and informed recommendations and help the judge decide what's best for the child.

For children who've been abused or neglected, CASA means having a home instead of feeling lost, and being a priority instead of feeling invisible. For volunteers, CASA is a life-changing experience that makes our community a better place.