- Accountability –We hold ourselves accountable for the quality and lasting results of our work and for the commitments we make to our children and families, volunteers, community partners, donors and each other.
- Innovation – We go beyond conventional ideas and approaches so new possibilities and innovation can flourish to ensure real and lasting positive change.
- Integrity – We maintain the highest standards of professional and ethical behavior, and value transparency and honesty in our communications, relationships and actions.
- Respect –We value and celebrate the unique and diverse talents, experience and perspectives of everyone, and treat our children and families, volunteers, community partners, donors and each other with sensitivity, empathy and respect.
CASA for Kids of South Central Texas 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 for Kids of South Central Texas was established in 2006 by concerned citizens in our area. We took our first case in 2007 and have continued to serve abused and neglected children for over 10 years. We are able to provide service to children in the foster care system throughout Austin, Colorado, Waller & Washington Counties by providing training to community volunteers to speak up in the best interest of the children they serve.
CASA for Kids of South Central Texas is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization governed by a volunteer board of directors, and 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.