John’s father was prepared to care for his son, but he needed support.
During Dallas’ unprecedented cold front in February, families and children served by Dallas CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) dealt with the storm’s power outages, extreme cold temperatures and water disruptions while continuing their journeys with the child welfare system.
Garrett and Lincoln were placed in foster care after their parents were arrested for shoplifting while Lincoln waited in the car. Their arrests were a wake-up call for the boys’ parents, who completed extensive drug, parenting and psychological services. But the CASA volunteer on the case, Karen, still never expected the gift she would receive at the end of the case.