Fort Worth, TX 76102
The mission of CASA of Tarrant County (Court Appointed Special Advocates) is to provide court-appointed, trained volunteers to advocate for the best interest of abused and neglected children.
Nationally, CASA’s story began in 1977 when a Seattle family court judge who was frustrated by gaps in the child welfare system issued a call for community members to form a network of volunteer advocates for kids in foster care. By 1983, the movement had spread to Fort Worth, which was when community leaders joined together to form CASA of Tarrant County. Today, there are more than 400 active CASA volunteers—from all walks of life—who serve more than 1,000 children and teens in our community each year.
Although CASA volunteers complete extensive training, there are no special skills required to be an advocate—just a willingness to give your time and a heart to help Tarrant County’s most vulnerable kids. Tasks that CASAs complete each month include visiting children in care, attending court hearings, interacting with CPS caseworkers, and researching resources for foster care providers and other family members.
Over 400 children are currently waiting on the critical voice of a CASA volunteer.
If you want to do more to help abused and neglected children—or you know someone who might make a great CASA—visit SpeakUpForAChild.org to sign up for a volunteer information session, make a donation, or learn more about CASA’s upcoming events.