These are the heartbreaking questions our 2nd grade daughter asks when we tell her about the children we’re helping by volunteering as child advocates for CASA of Travis County.
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.