The mission of CASA of Galveston County is to provide trained community volunteers who advocate for the best interest of abused and neglected children in the foster care system in an effort to secure safety and permanency while increasing child abuse awareness.
To provide a CASA for every child who needs one.
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 has continued to serve abused and neglected children in Texas for 25 years, providing trained community volunteers for every child who was assigned to the program through the court.
CASA of Galveston County is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization governed by a volunteer board of directors.