Child Advocates San Antonio (CASA)
- Advocacy & Human Rights
- Children & Youth
- Education & Literacy
- Justice & Legal
Location1956 S WW White RdSan Antonio, TX 78222 United States
Child Advocates San Antonio or CASA’s mission is to recruit, train and supervise court-appointed advocates who provide constancy for abused and neglected children and youth while advocating for services and placement in safe and permanent homes. CASA volunteers serve as an independent voice in court for abused and neglected children in San Antonio, TX. CASA staff and volunteers work together in the best interests of the children.
Child Advocates San Antonio recruits, trains and supervises volunteers to speak on behalf of abused and neglected children in foster care. CASA is part of a nationwide organization of Court Appointed Special Advocates with more than 900 local chapters in 50 states, and 77,000 volunteers, helping 234,000 children find a safe and permanent home last year. Locally, CASA was established by the San Antonio chapter of the National Council of Jewish Women in 1984 and has now been serving the children of Bexar County for 35 years.
The role of the Advocate is:
- To be a fact-finder for the judge.
- To speak for the child in court, representing the child's best interest.
- To continue to act as a 'watchdog' for the child during the life of the case, ensuring that the child's needs are met and the case is resolved swiftly and appropriately.