CASA stands for Court Appointed Special Advocates. CASA of the South Plains recruits, trains, and supports a diverse community of volunteers who advocate for the best interests of abused and neglected children in the foster care system. These volunteers serve as Advocates for children that are victims of abuse and neglect and provide these children a voice while their case is in the court system. CASA's vision is to provide: A CASA volunteer for every child; who strives to secure a safe, nurturing, permanent environment for every child.
CASA began in 1977 when a judge in Seattle decided he was uneasy about making quick decisions that would affect children for the rest of their lives. The judge launched a program to train and appoint community volunteers to research the cases of children who had been removed from their homes for various reasons. Today, there are almost 955 CASA programs across the nation with 70,000 volunteers.
Where We Work
What We Do
Since 1995, our program has grown from two employees to 16 full-time and approximately 159 advocates. We are governed by a board of directors representing a diverse population of our community, with representation from six counties in the area.