About Us

Mission

The mission of CASA of Bell and Coryell Counties is to screen, train and supervise community volunteers to be a leading voice in advocating for safe, permanent, nurturing homes for children in the court systems due to abuse or neglect.

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.

CASA of Bell & Coryell continues 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.

CASA of Bell & Coryell is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization governed by a volunteer board of directors.

CASA of Bell & Coryell is a member of the National and Texas CASA Associations. There are more than 1,000 CASA programs nationwide and 71 CASA programs in the state of Texas.