A safe, permanent home isn't something a child should only dream about. Yet, hundreds of children in this area live in foster care. They have been removed from their homes, not because they did anything wrong, but because they have been abused or neglected. They have few assurances that they will ever live a normal life. With overburdened caseloads, the social workers, attorneys, and judges may not have the time to give the thorough attention these children deserve.
Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASAs) are trained volunteers that only focus on one case at a time. A CASA serves as an impartial third party who speaks for the child's interests. Specifically, the CASA is focused on shortening the child's time in foster care, and recommends a permanent placement for the child that will provide safety and predictability.
No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.
About Child Advocates CASA of Archer, Clay, Montague & Wichita Counties
808 Austin St., Wichita Falls, TX 76301, US
Child Advocates work to expedite the process of placing abused and neglected children in a safe, permanent home, by providing trained volunteers to represent the child's interests in the courts and the child protective services system.
Child Advocates is a non-profit, tax-exempt organization dedicated to improving the lives of abused and neglected children in a four county area around Wichita Falls, Texas. Child Advocates recruits, trains, and supervises volunteers who are selected to act as Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA). Child Advocates is part of a nationwide organization of Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) with 937 programs and 52,000 volunteers nationwide.