As Harris County’s Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) program, we recruit, train and support volunteers who provide lifesaving advocacy that helps abused and neglected children exit foster care to a safe, permanent home as quickly as possible.
After going through training, advocates are appointed by a judge to represent the best interests of a child or sibling group in foster care. Advocates get to know the children, review records, research information, and talk to everyone involved in a child's life. They dry tears and give hugs and throw birthday parties. Most importantly, they serve as a 'constant' person for the children to count on during this tumultuous time.
In the end, they make recommendations to the court that helps judges decide the best permanent home for the children. Their advocacy makes sure no child falls through the cracks of our overburdened child welfare system.
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