• Welcome to Hill Country CASA!

    Advocating for children in Bandera, Gillespie, Kendall & Kerr Counties

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  • Become a CASA Volunteer

    And make a difference in a child's life.

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  • Give a Piece of Your Heart to a CASA Child

    Your donation helps our most vulnerable children in foster care.

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  • 2020 Brings 10th Annual Hill Country Ad Litem Seminar

    Save the Date for February 27-28, 2020

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  • Hill Country CASA Celebrates 30 Year of Fierce Advocacy for Hill Country Foster Children in 2019

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What it means to be a CASA volunteer

When a child enters the foster care system because his or her home is no longer safe, a judge may appoint a committed volunteer to help them. That volunteer is called a Court Appointed Special Advocate®, or CASA.

CASA volunteers are screened and highly trained and then appointed by judges to represent and advocate for a child’s best interests in the child protection system. CASA volunteers are each assigned to help one child or set of siblings at a time, so they can focus on giving that child or sibling group the individualized advocacy and attention they need. CASA volunteers save taxpayers money and children’s futures by helping children find a safe, permanent homes as soon as possible.

CASA continues to provide valuable volunteer advocacy for every abused child in the Hill Country. CASA volunteers serve as the “eyes and ears” for the judge in child welfare cases. This includes researching each child’s situation and making objective recommendations to help them reclaim their childhoods from abuse and neglect. CASA volunteers are frequently the only stable presence in these children’s lives as they navigate the foster care system.These volunteers bring three critical qualities to their work: they focus on one case at a time; they bring a unique perspective to the court case; and their sole objective is representing the best interests of the child.

hill country casa celebrates 30 years of advocacy for hill country children

2019 marks Hill Country CASA’s thirtieth anniversary of providing strong, well-trained community advocates to be the voice of children in court. Please click above to watch our thirtieth anniversary video, featuring HCCASAs and staff, local attorneys and judiciary.

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