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CASA of Galveston County, Texas is a non-profit organization which provides trained, court-appointed volunteers to serve as advocates for the best interests of abused and neglected children in Galveston County.
CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) is a national volunteer movement founded in 1977. CASA of Galveston County is a member of the National and Texas CASA Associations. There are more than 1,000 CASA programs nationwide and 71 CASA programs in the state of Texas.
CASA recruits, trains and supervises volunteers that advocate in the court system, after appointment by a Family Court Judge, to advocate on behalf of abused and neglected children best interest who have been removed from their home and placed into foster care.
Volunteers must complete a comprehensive training that includes both online, in-person, court observation and training by the family court judge at court panel.
Volunteer will be sworn in by the judge as Guradians Ad Litem and officers of the court.