Bluebonnet CASA provides and supports trained community Guardian Ad Litem Volunteers to advocate for the best interest of abused and neglected children involved in the court system, and to facilitate placement of these children in safe, loving and permanent homes as quickly as possible.
A CASA volunteer 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.
Bluebonnet CASA is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization governed by a volunteer board of directors that works throughout Mason, Menard, McCulloch, Kimble and Edwards County. Volunteers are each assigned to help one child or set of siblings at a time, so they can focus on giving that child or sibling group the individualized advocacy and attention they need. CASA volunteers save taxpayers money and children’s futures by helping children find safe, permanent homes as soon as possible.
Bluebonnet CASA was founded in September of 2002. Since our inception every child in Mason, Menard, McCulloch, Kimble and Edwards County who has come into custody of the state of Texas because of abuse or neglect has been assigned a CASA Guardian ad Litem Volunteer. There are currently 50 children in state custody in our five county area and our CASA volunteers are advocating for all of these children.
Bluebonnet CASA is a member of the National and Texas CASA Associations. There are over 1,000 CASA programs nationwide and 71 CASA programs in the state of Texas.