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Williamson County CASA, Inc.Williamson County CASA, Inc.
The mission of CASA is to speak for the best interests of abused and neglected children in the courts. We promote and support quality volunteer representation for children to provide each child a safe, permanent, nurturing home. Read more
The mission of CASA is to speak for the best interests of abused and neglected children in the courts. We promote and support quality volunteer representation for children to provide each child a safe, permanent, nurturing home.
Every year more than half a million abused and neglected children are in need of safe, permanent, nurturing homes. That's where CASA steps in. CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) was created in 1977 to make sure the abuse and neglect these children originally suffered at home doesn't continue as abuse and neglect at the hands of the system. As trained advocates, CASA volunteers are appointed by judges to be a voice for these children in court. The result is that a child is placed into a safe, loving home where he/she can thrive. It is the CASA vision to provide a volunteer for each and every abused and neglected child who needs one.
Being a CASA has really opened my eyes to the needs of abused and neglected kids here in Williamson County. It's really a blessing to be a part in helping these children find a healthy, safe, and happy place to grow and thrive!
I have been volunteering with CASA for the past 3 years. I had no idea the impact that I could have on a child's future until I became involved. I love the fact that it is extremely valuable for the child, family and judicial system and it offers me an interesting challenge that is unusual as a volunteer. I have learned a lot and grown tremendously from this experience - it offers both mental stimulation by investigating the case and preparing reports and appearing in court as well as the personal satisfaction of helping a child in need.
What an honor it is to serve as an advocate for Williamson County CASA. The organization is second to none! The integrity of the staff and advocates creates an environment that makes helping the abused and neglected children of our county a priority and honor. If anyone has ever had an interest in serving our county's children please contact the Williamson County CASA office and become an advocate!