How does the program work?
A child is introduced into the court system as a result of abuse or neglect in the home. A Williamson County Judge assigns a CASA advocate to that child and the advocate then becomes responsible for the welfare of that child as he or she moves through the system. That means managing and documenting all aspects of the case, making recommendations to the court on permanent living arrangements, communicating consistently with the child to ensure his or her best interests are being met for the short and long-term, and remaining actively engaged until the court discharges the case.
CASA volunteers are not therapists or official legal counsel. They are, in essence, a friend and responsible advocate with the goal of securing a solid home for a child so that he or she has a fighting chance to become a fulfilled, happy adult.