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“We’re learning that babies can store pre-verbal memories in their bodies,” said Supervisor Colleen Maher. “They can remember trauma even though they can’t communicate it at the time.” 
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CASA of Travis County turns the big 3-0 today! Thanks to Austin Mayor Steve Adler for proclaiming May 16 as CASA of Travis County Day and sharing his support for children in foster care.
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CASA of Travis County has been appointed to 260 new children in the first 3 months of 2015. Throughout January, February and March we’ve averaged a 41% increase in child appointments in comparison to the same 3 months in 2014. At the same time, our numbers of CASA volunteer applications have been slowing down. Children need your help right now.
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“I guess I had a stereotyped image in my mind of burnt out caseworkers. I realized that everybody at the department really cares about kids. Caseworkers feel as much for kids as anyone else does but they’re truly overstretched."
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" There was a CASA coffee mug parked at my table as I settled into my chair for my first training session. “I am a powerful voice in a child’s life” was written on the side. During the next three hours, I saw the magnitude of that statement as the CASA staff and trainer painted the picture of the role and huge responsibility of a CASA volunteer. This was CASA 101." - Trainee Janet Woodrome
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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.