Each year in Texas, thousands of children are physically or sexually abused, neglected, or abandoned by their families. Eventually, they end up in court ... even though their only "crime" is they have been victims.
It is up to a judge to decide their future. Should they remain in foster care? Be reunited with their parents? Or should parental rights be terminated to free them for adoption? That's where CASA comes in.
CASA volunteers are Court Appointed Special Advocates for children - trained community volunteers appointed by a District Judge as Guardians ad Litem to speak up for abused and neglected children in court.
Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Grayson County, Inc., is a 501 c 3 charitable non-profit agency that provides trained, court-appointed volunteers who investigate, monitor, and serve as advocates in court to help abused and neglected children secure permanent placement in safe, nurturing homes.
CASA of Grayson County, Inc. was encouraged by a judge who felt more information was necessary in child abuse cases. In 1993, Judge Lloyd Perkins was instrumental in bringing together local citizens who then developed the local program. That same year, CASA of Grayson County received its first case. At that time, there were two part-time Casework Supervisors. Today, CASA of Grayson County has two fulltime Casework Supervisors, a Program Manager, and an Executive Director. Unfortunately as the number of child abuse cases increase CASA's need to continue advocating for these children grows as well.
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