Texas CASA announced in November that it has received a $15,000 grant from the Texas Bar Foundation. The award will be used to develop an expanded curriculum and online courses for new executive directors focused on the laws and policies that govern child advocacy and nonprofit organizations.
Texas CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) is the state association of 71 local CASA programs that recruit and train volunteers to speak up in court and represent the best interests of children in the child protection system and ensure that they are guided to safe and permanent homes as quickly as possible.
“We are proud to be able to again provide funds to Texas CASA, helping to advance training initiatives in the area of law and policy,” said Texas Bar Foundation Executive Director Andrea Stone. “By addressing these unmet needs, we are confident that executive directors will be able to better understand and navigate Texas’ child welfare system.”