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What Does Community-Based Care Mean for Dallas CASA Volunteers?

July 5, 2023|

Community-based care is coming to Dallas, but what exactly does that mean for Dallas CASA volunteers and the child victims of abuse and neglect served by the agency’s volunteers? It's part of "foster care re-design," a change being implemented by the Texas Legislature and means changes for children in care, their placements and Dallas CASA volunteers.

Faith Drives Muslim CASA Volunteer

July 5, 2023|

For Ishfaq Ahmad, a faith-based call to love all of God's creation brought him to Dallas CASA. As a Muslim, he also hopes to share with other volunteers how best to serve children in protective care who are Muslim.

Iris Wanted to Be in the Marching Band

July 5, 2023|

For Iris, marching band meant everything. Her band friends saw through the fact she was in foster care to the kind, nurturing girl underneath. Iris' Dallas CASA volunteer Kathryn advocated for Iris to stay in marching band, even through multiple placement changes and a challenging cross-town commute.

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Protecting Children | Restoring Childhood

  • In 2022, 1,324 Dallas CASA volunteers served 2,611 children living in protective care.

  • For the past five years, Dallas CASA has accepted 100% of court appointments for children in foster care.

  • Last year, 599,683 days of service were devoted to children by Dallas CASA volunteers.

  • Dallas CASA volunteer advocates protect children and restore childhoods, removing barriers so children can reach their full potential.

  • Amidst a changing child welfare environment, Dallas CASA remains committed to strengthening and broadening its benefit to children and families.

  • Dallas CASA remains totally committed to providing a CASA volunteer for every child who needs one.


Volunteer Advocate

Juan prioritizes teaching each child the value of their uniqueness, heritage, and native language. He says being a bilingual advocate who can provide comfortable communication and understanding to their story and the pressures they face is invaluable. “I let them know they are valued, have a lot to offer, and have so many things to be proud of. It is so important to understand and value where you come from before you can be anything else.

Juan N.

Volunteer Advocate

This child has opened my heart wide open. He’s become part of who I am.

Janet F.

Dallas CASA Supporter

Wonderful organization doing absolutely fantastic things for the community.

Mary P.

Volunteer Advocate

I want to be a stabilizing influence for young men who need that. I tell them I won’t quit on them as long as they don’t quit on me.

Fred P.

Dallas CASA Supporter

Dallas CASA is an amazing organization that helps abused and neglected children all over the Dallas area. Thanks for all the great work y’all do!

Christine C.

Volunteer Advocate

Volunteering with Dallas CASA has taught me so much about the child welfare system and has helped me meet so many wonderful people. There is a reason advocates remain advocates for several years – they see a difference in children’s lives. I love hearing advocate testimonies. There are many different ways to get involved and directly or indirectly change a child’s life for the better! To change the world, you have to start with our future generation and CASA gives these kids a chance to be happy, loved, and have every opportunity for success in the future!

Kayli R.

Volunteer Advocate

I’m proud to be a small part of a major influence to end the cycle of abuse and neglect and ensure every child finds a safe, permanent home in Dallas county. Dallas CASA has opened my eyes and my heart to the needs of those in protective care in Dallas county and I’m humbled to support their mission.

Brooke D.

Volunteer Advocate

Being a CASA volunteer has expanded horizons for me.  It has given me a better understanding of people.

Abhi M.