The Honorable Judge Rod Paasch swore in eight new CASA volunteer advocates on, Friday, February 17th, 2017, at 11:00am in the 279th District Court at Jefferson County.
CASA of Southeast Texas has a goal of providing a volunteer advocate for every foster child in Jefferson County to represent the child’s best interest in cases of abuse and neglect. Without CASA Volunteer Advocates, the children have no voice. The seven new volunteer advocates are Priscilla Arriaga, Cedric Overton, Patricia Nevils, Laura Maddux, Delena King, Andrea Stockton and Niondau Williams. These individuals have completed over thirty hours of training to be sworn in as a Court Appointed Special Advocate.
We are also pleased to add a new partner advocate, Edgar Thompson. Edgar was sworn in as well; As a CASA Partner Advocate, he is a tremendous help to our volunteers advocates and the CASA staff.
CASA of Southeast Texas recently received corporate donations from several area businesses. These donations allow us to continue our mission of being the voice in court for foster children in Jefferson County. Read more...
This design features the CASA Logo with our Big Voices theme. We are proud of the role CASA volunteers play in the lives of the abused and neglected children in Texas by being that big voice that speaks up for our little Texans.
Why should I order a Court Appointed Special Advocates Specialty Plate (Big Voices for Little Texans)?
When home is no longer safe for a child, and the child must enter the foster care system, a judge may appoint a committed volunteer called a CASA or court appointed special advocate. The volunteer's focus is the child, giving hope and help in guiding the child to a safe, permanent home. Proceeds from these attractive plates directly benefit your local CASA that recruits, trains, and supports CASA volunteers.
How much does the license plate cost?
A single set costs $30 while personalized sets cost $70, both in addition to regular registration fees.
How much of the proceeds from the license plates go directly to my CASA program?
Of the $30 from each license plate, $22 comes to Texas CASA and $11 to the local CASA program.
How do I know which CASA programs will benefit from my license plate purchase?
The CASA program in your county of residence (or the address where your plates are registered) is the local program that will benefit from your license plate purchase.
When can I get the Court Appointed Special Advocate plate?
Today! You can purchase one at any time online by visiting www.texascasa.org and clicking on "BUY THE PLATE." You can also visit your local tax assessor's office and ask for the Court Appointed Special Advocate license plate.
Recipient of Corporate Donations
Mardi Gras Motorcycle Fun Run
It may have been a little chilly the morning of the event, but it turned out to be a beautiful day for a motorcycle ride. Thank you to our riders for coming out and supporting CASA of Southeast Texas. A special thanks to our volunteers and our sponsors. Sponsors for this year's event included Cowboy Harley-Davidson, Winnie Dodge, Mardi Gras Southeast Texas, Dayton Sports Bar & Grill, The Crawfish Place and Boss Burger.
Save The Date
Barnes & Noble Book Donation
During the holiday season, Barnes & Noble had a book drive and collected over 1200 books. We are honored to be the recipient of these books. Many of our volunteer advocates say that bringing a book to the first visit with a foster child is a great ice breaker. Children need books and that includes the foster children in Jefferson County. Thank you, Barnes & Noble for this wonderful donation.
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