major updates january 2022 (last revision 1/27/22)
omicron case numbers have been high in recent weeks, and likely will remain high for another couple of weeks.
If you feel comfortable to visit, please utilize the casa child visit protocols.
otherwise, please continue to utilize the waiver for in-person visits, especially if children you serve are in congregate care settings.
the 2022 ad litem seminar will be on zoom on february 24-25, 2022. emAIL AMY (AMY@HCCASA.ORG) TO SIGN UP TO ATTEND LIVE!
hearings and meetings will be on zoom until at least march 2022
Community Resources available for casa children / families
continuing education for casas, at-your-own-pace
HCCASA VOLUNTEER FAQS – january 2022:
Q: How do I get information about calling in to Court or Meetings?
A: HCCASA has established protocols for CASAs participating in Zoom Court, mediations, and meetings. Please see the latest Calendar + Announcements email for details. Note that Court, Meetings and Mediations will continue on Zoom/Go To Meeting for the foreseeable future and until further notice.
Each week (usually on Monday) the Court will issue call-in information for that week’s hearings. We will send this information to CASAs as soon as we receive it from the Court.
PLEASE NOTE at the Court’s request we are sharing the last 3 digits of CASA’s call-in numbers with the Court Coordinator. We will put them on the monthly and weekly calendar – please confirm the digits are correct, and let us know if they aren’t, so the Court Coordinator can properly identify and let you into the Courtroom.
Q: When is CASA’s Moratorium on face-to-face contact for volunteers?
A:Texas CASA has suspended the requirement for face to face contact through February 25, 2022. Thank you all for making careful efforts to visit children in person over these last several months. See the Announcements above for more information about current protocols for visiting children.
Q: What are HCCASA’s office hours?
A: HCCASA offices are open Monday – Thursday from 9 AM – 5 PM.
CASA staff are in the office Monday – Thursday. We are keeping the front door locked to the public, but welcome your visit, just knock on the door! We are working on getting a doorbell system for the front door – coming soon!
Please refrain from visiting the CASA office in person if you are feeling ill. If you are unvaccinated, we ask you please wear a mask while in the building.
All staff will work remotely on Fridays. When we are working remote, if you need to come to the office on a Friday, no problem, please let us know so that we can coordinate a staff member to be here to assist you.