About Us

Who We Are

Hill Country CASA is a non-profit organization which provides trained, court appointed volunteer Guardians Ad Litem (GAL) to serve children who are victims of abuse and neglect in Bandera, Gillespie, Kendall and Kerr Counties. These volunteers work with the courts to advocate for the overall well-being of these children.

History

CASA is part of a national volunteer movement that began in 1977 when Judge David Soukup in Seattle decided he needed to know more about the children whose lives were in his hands. His solution was to ask community volunteers to act as a “voice in court” for abused and neglected children. These Court Appointed Special Advocate® (CASAs) provided him with the detailed information he needed to safeguard the children’s best interests and ensure that they were placed in safe, permanent homes as quickly as possible. The program was so successful that it was copied around the nation.

Hill Country CASA has continued to serve abused and neglected children in Texas by providing trained community volunteers for every child who was assigned to the program through the court.

Hill Country CASA is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization governed by a volunteer board of directors.

Hill Country CASA was established in 1989 and is a member of the National and Texas CASA Associations. There are over 1,000 CASA programs nationwide and 71 CASA programs in the state of Texas.

Hill Country CASA is pleased to share the results of our 2018 Program Evaluation. This represents feedback from Judiciary, Attorneys ad Litem, and Hill Country CASA Volunteers. This evaluation was conducted in February 2018, presented to the Board of Directors in March 2018, and published April 2018. Evaluation Results 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hill Country CASA is a proud member of the following community organizations: