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"As a teacher, I always worried about the students who were in foster care and wondered who was watching out for their best interests. Looking back on my cases and thinking about what might have happened if I had not been there is enough to keep me going.  CASA volunteers give their time to make sure children are protected even when things get tough."

~ Cindy B., Dallas CASA volunteer since 2005


Read below for our most recent press coverage for Dallas CASA.

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Fox 4 Good Day: Host Tim Ryan, talks with Kathleen LaValle on the great need for more community volunteers and the Dallas CASA Parade of Playhouses.


Good Morning Texas: Shannon Powell Hart interviews Becca Haynes Leonard and Mike Brosin on the 23rd annual Dallas CASA Parade of Playhouses at NorthPark Center.


Dallas Morning NewsDallas CASA’s Parade of Playhouses kicked off Friday in the corridors of NorthPark Center and will wrap on July 15, write philanthropy columnist Holly Haber. 


MySweetCharity: Editor Jeanne Prejean writes, 2018 Parade Of Playhouses Are Showstoppers With High Tech Perks And Dazzling Creativity.


Park Cities PeopleLes Owens, founder of LRO Residential, may have a dozen or more projects on his list at any given time, but that doesn’t mean the Park Cities homebuilder doesn’t make time for playhouses, especially when it’s for a good cause, by Bianca Montes. 


Lakewood Advocate: An inspiring story of a mother and daughter who defend foster kids in the courtroom , writes editor Will Maddox. 


Preston Hollow PeopleFather and son Jeff and Jordan Kindig,  have so much fun building playhouses for the annual Dallas CASA Parade of Playhouses that the good times spill out of their designs, writes Bianca Montes. 


Dallas Morning News Business: Dallas CASA’s golf tournament attracted 700 players and netted $1.74 million, writes philanthropy columnist Holly Haber.


Citizens AdvocateDallas CASA Classic Raises $1.74 Million, by Coppell writer Kathryn Walker.


MySweetCharityJUST IN: Northwood Woman’s Club “Gives It Away” To The Tune Of $297,000, writes Jeanne Prejean.


Dallas Morning News Sports: Dallas CASA event raises $1.74 million, by Sports Day writer Mark Kazlowski.


International Rescue CommitteeRefugee Girls Experience Prom Magic, by Sarah Shaikh and Alex Laywell. 


Park Cities PeopleHighland Park High School CASA Club Makes Big Donation to Dallas CASA, by Bianca Montes.


MySweetCharity: Cherish the Children Luncheon Made An “Impact” With “Trucks” Netting $130,000 For Dallas CASA, writes Jeanne Prejean.


Katy Trail Weekly: Kathleen M. LaValle talks with Sally Blanton in the Charity Spotlight, featuring Dallas CASA.


WFAA: Cynthia Izaguirre talks with Christopher and his Dallas CASA volunteer, Larry Dolan on  Wednesday’s Child.


Candy’s Dirt: Leah Shafer writes, Dallas CASA Parade of Playhouses Features Top Local Talent, Benefits Abused Kids.


Dallas Morning News Business: Dallas CASA to honor judge, writes philanthropy columnist, Holly Haber.


Park Cities PeopleAnthony Trucks To Share Inspirational Message at Dallas CASA Luncheon, writes Bianca Montes.


MySweetCharityDallas CASA’s 23rd Parade Of Playhouses To Be Presented By Crest Dallas Cadillac/Infiniti And Have The Return Of Old Favorites, by Jeanne Prejean.


MySweetCharityFormer NFL Player Anthony Trucks To Speak At Cherish The Children And Judge Cheryl Lee Shannon To Receive Caroline Rose Hunt Award, writes Jeanne Prejean.


MySweetCharityDallas CASA Has New Board Leadership And Members, As Well As Hosting Bronze Eagle Award Presentation To Texas Gov. Greg Abbott.


Preston Hollow People: CASAblanca Raises Nearly $100,000, writes Bianca Montes. 


CBS DFWGovernor Unleashed: ‘Why Is A Teacher Having Sex With A Child In School? That’s Reprehensible’, by Jack Fink.


Fox 4 Good Day: Dallas CASA Children’s Council president, Hannah May, is interviewed by Jenny Anchondo on the Comerica Prom Dress Drive. 


MySweetCharityComerica’s Prom Dress Drive Is Providing An Opportunity To Play Fairy Godmother For Dallas CASA And Boys And Girls Clubs Of Greater Dallas Cinderallas, writes Jeanne Prejean. 


Culture MapDallas young professionals roll the dice and land on $100k for CASA, writes Stephanie Allmon Merry.


Dallas Morning News Viewpoints: Foster children cannot wait for Texas to fight a court order to protect their safety. A response by Dallas CASA Executive Director, Kathleen M. LaValle, to U.S. District Judge Janis Graham Jack’s recent ruling on critical improvements to the Texas child welfare system.


Dallas Business Journal: The Dallas CASA Board of Directors is chosen as the Nonprofit Board of the Year by the Dallas Business Journal, writes Bill Hethcock.

Dallas Morning News Business: The Moody Foundation gives $2 million to help Dallas CASA train its volunteers, writes philanthropy columnist, Holly Haber.

The Dallas Foundation: Community Leaders Under 40 Honored for Making Impact. Dallas CASA board member and longtime volunteer advocate, Lana Harder, was selected as a finalist for the Good Works Under 40 Award given by The Dallas Foundation.

MySweetCharityDallas CASA’s Young Professional Added Their “Voices For A Cause” At The Rustic With Brandon Rhyder For Fundraising, writes Jeanne Prejean.

MySweetCharity:  Priscilla Anthony shares the impact volunteering with Dallas CASA has had on her family and invites you to attend the Champion of Children Award Dinner, by Jeanne Prejean.

Modern Dallas: Jeff Levine of Modern Dallas highlights Parade of Playhouses at NorthPark Center.

MySweetCharity22nd Annual Parade Of Playhouses Is Polished Up And Rocking At NorthPark Center For Dallas CASA, by Jeanne Prejean

Paper City Magazine: The Most Imaginative Playhouses in the World, writes Lisa Collins Shaddock

Good Morning TexasDallas CASA’s Kathleen LaValle joins Good Morning Texas host, Paige McCoy Smith and OMNIPLAN architect, Mikhail Moya at NorthPark Center for a tour of the 22nd annual Parade of Playhouses.

NBC DFW 5: Sarah Blaskovich includes Parade of Playhouses in Sarah’s Weekend Picks

D Home: CASA Playhouses Brighten Future for Kids, writes Kristina Valdez

Candys Dirt: Leah Shafer writes, Dallas CASA Parade of Playhouses Attracts Top North Texas Talent to the Event

MySweetCharity: Details revealed about upcoming 2017 Parade of Playhouses at NorthPark Center for Dallas CASA, writes Jeanne Prejean

Dallas Morning News BusinessDallas CASA golf tourney raises record $2M, reports philanthropy columnist Holly Haber

MySweetCharity: The 20th annual Dallas CASA Classic golf tournament results in a record-breaking $2M check for Dallas CASA, reports Jeanne Prejean

MySweetCharity: Inspirational Talk by Oak Cliff Native, Award to Jewish Women’s Group Highlight Dallas CASA’s 10th Annual Cherish the Children Luncheon, pens Ellery the Elf

Dallas Morning News Business: A sold out crowd at the Farimont Dallas to hear Casey Gerald and help Dallas CASA, writes business philanthropy columnist, Holly Haber

Second Shelters: The donation of a Breckenridge home stay will benefit Dallas CASA, writes Valerie Jarvie

Preston Hollow People: Ted Phenomenon to speak at CASA’s Cherish the Children luncheon, reports Madeline Woods

MySweetCharityDallas CASA’s 10th annual Cherish the Children luncheon to have Casey Gerald as keynote speaker and the inaugural Caroline Rose Hunt Award, writes Jeanne Prejean. 

MySweetCharityJeanne Prejean writes on the Dallas CASA’s Young Professionals who hosted the second annual CASAblanca casino party at Level Two.

Fox 4 Good Day:  Dallas CASA Executive Director and President, Kathleen M. LaValle, shared with Shannon Murray how the community can help teen girls in foster care by donating gently used formal dresses.

WFAA: Dallas CASA Senior Program Director, Ben Wilkins spoke with WFAA’s Jason Wheeler on how CASA volunteers help children in foster care.

WFAA Daybreak: Cynthia Izaguirre and employees of WFAA celebrates ‘Make a Difference Day’ with Dallas CASA and Child Protective Services. 

CBSDFW: Robbie Owens reports on the need for more community volunteers to work with children in Dallas foster care.

CBSDFW: Dallas CASA volunteers are up 25% but more are still needed to serve all the children in foster care, reports Robbie Owens.

MundoHispánicoLourdes Vazquez interviews Dallas CASA on the great need for bilingual volunteers to work with abused children in foster care.

NBCDFWJulie Fine interviews Dallas CASA on the shortage of volunteers to help children in the Dallas foster care system.

Arch DailyPlayhouses For Charity / How One Architect’s Design Competition Raises Money For Neglected Children, by Marie Chatel.

MySweetCharity: Opportunity to support Dallas CASA Champion of Children Award Dinner, writes Jeanne Prejean.

KERA Art & SeekFrom Framing To Steampunk / Butscher Siblings Build Playhouses For CASA, writes Francesca Paris.

MySweetCharityAttorneys Serving The Community Luncheon provided food for thought thanks to speakers Steve Pemberton and Cynt Marshall, writes Jeanne Prejean.

Candy’ Dirt: Editor Candy Evans writes, there are only a few days left for the 21st edition of Dallas CASA Parade of Playhouses at NorthPark Center.

MySweetCharity:  The 2016 Parade of Playhouses Brings Out the Competitive Spirit to Raise Funds for Dallas CASA at NorthPark, writes Jeanne Prejean.

Modern Dallas TV: Host Jeff Levine tours the modern designs created for Dallas CASA’s 21st annual Parade of Playhouses at NorthPark Center.

Good Morning Texas: Paige McCoy Smith talks with Kathleen M. LaValle and Bob Borson on Dallas CASA’s annual Parade of Playhouses and the need for volunteers.

D Magazine: Dallas CASA and NorthPark Center debut Parade of Playhouses, writes Emily Heft.

Dallas Morning News Business: Business columnist Holly Haber, invites you to bid on playhouses with a purpose at NorthPark Center.

iHeartRadio: Anna de Haro talks with Dallas CASA’s Kathleen M. LaValle on the need for more volunteers to advocate for children in foster care and highlights May as Foster Care Awareness Month.

MySweetCharity: Dallas CASA’s Cherish the Children luncheon speaker Laura McBride championed the idea that people need “a little more love, a little more care, a little less hate, a little less fear” writes Jeanne Prejean.

CW33 In 2015, there were 4,646 children living in protective/foster care in Dallas County. CW 33 highlights the coalition event held at Dallas CASA honoring these young victims of abuse and the call for more volunteers to help abused and neglected children in Dallas.

WFAA Daybreak: Anchor Sonia Azad interviews Dallas CASA on Nonprofit Corner for Child Abuse Prevention Month.

Park Cities PeopleCASA Calls for Aid During Statewide Child Care Crisis, writes Annie Wiles.

Dallas Morning News BusinessAuthor Laura McBride to speak at Dallas CASA luncheon, writes business columnist, Holly Haber.

LaPonderosa/LaVoz: Dallas CASA volunteer Clara and supervisor Trixie discuss the great need for bilingual volunteers with radio host, Josue Rodriquez.

MySweetCharity: Dallas CASA has two opportunities for your consideration, writes Jeanne Prejean.

Culture Map: Dallas CASA’s Young Professionals host CASAblanca, writes Diana Oates.

Dallas Morning News Metro: Columnist Jacquielynn Floyd writes on what is needed to change the Texas foster care system.

Dallas Morning News Viewpoints: U.S. District Judge Janis Jack’s ruling on the Texas foster care system recognizes Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) volunteers for the difference they make, writes Kathleen M. LaValle.

Dallas Morning News Metro: Columnist Jacquielynn Floyd writes a response to U.S. District Judge Janis Jack’s ruling on the Texas foster care system.

MySweetCharity: Kathleen M. LaValle shares Dallas CASA’s holiday wish with Jeanne Prejean for MySweetWishList.

WFAA TV: Dallas CASA volunteers Skyy Harrison and Larry Dolan, with Judge Andrea Martin, share the story of their unique friendship with WFAA reporter David Schechter.

University of Texas: Communications student Brianna Yotides reports on the forever families created during National Adoption Day in Dallas.

Dallas Morning News Metro: More than 60 children officially adopted in Dallas during National Adoption Day event, writes Tristan Hallman.

Univision: Andrea Aguirre interviews happy new families created on National Adoption Day.

Dallas Morning News Metro: Greg May, Dallas CASA Board Chair, named Board Leader of the Year by CNM Connect.

WFAA Daybreak: Interview with Kathleen M. LaValle and the Goodwin family about National Adoption Day.

I Heart Radio: Anna deHaro interviews Dallas CASA, Sleep Experts and the Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas on the Share the Warmth Blanket Drive benefiting abused children in foster care.

MySweetCharity: AT&T Chairman and CEO Randall Stephenson accepts the Champion of Children Award, writes Jeanne Prejean.

CBS Radio: Kathleen M. LaValle joined Blythe Grates from Sleep Experts and Mike Rogers from CBS Radio News to kick off the Share the Warmth Blanket Drive on KRLD.

Dallas Morning News BusinessDallas CASA to feature Ashley Rhodes-Courter at its fundraising dinner writes business columnist, Holly Haber.

Press Release: Dallas CASA honors AT&T and its employees as Champion of Children Award recipients

Press ReleaseAttorneys Serving the Community announces Dallas CASA as the 2015-2016 beneficiary

Press ReleaseDallas CASA honored by NorthPark50: Fifty Years of Giving

Dallas Morning News Business: NorthPark hopes to generate 50 days of excitement, writes business columnist Holly Haber.

MySweetCharity: Dallas CASA’s Parade of Playhouses Celebrated a Successful 20th Anniversary at NorthPark’s Pirch, writes Jeanne Prejean.

Press Release: A record setting year for Dallas CASA’s 20th annual Parade of Playhouses.

Cumulus Media: Hondo Robertson interviews Kathleen M. LaValle and Tim Sexton on the 20th anniversary of Parade of Playhouses at NorthPark Center.

I Heart Radio: Anna de Haro interviews Kathleen M. LaValle and Bob Borson, Life of an Architect and designer of a playhouse.

WFAA Daybreak: Parade of Playhouses opens at NorthPark Center, interview with Kathleen M. LaValle.

Press Release: Resounding Harmony presents concert benefiting Dallas CASA.

Press Release20th annual Parade of Playhouses provides support for abused and neglected children.

Press ReleaseDallas CASA’s Cherish the Children luncheon featured Ashley Rhodes-Courter, author of “Three Little Words”

Dallas Morning News MetroFoster child found anchor in advocate, writes Naheed Rajwani.

Dallas Morning News BusinessAshley Rhodes-Courter will be the keynote speaker at the Cherish the Children luncheon, writes business columnist Robert Miller.

Candy’s DirtDallas CASA Parade of Playhouses will benefit children in foster care.

Guadalupe RadioDave Palmer interviews Kathleen LaValle and Dallas CASA volunteer, Prudence Lidbury.

Press ReleaseDallas CASA’s Cherish the Children luncheon to feature Ashley Rhodes-Courter, New York Times Best-Selling Author

Market Watch2015 Dallas CASA Classic golf tournament contributes 1.5 million to help abused children in Dallas.

Radio AzadHalima Leak Francis interviews Dallas CASA supervisors, Honorio Barrientos and Robin Smith.

LaGrande 107.5: Ana Cruz interviews Dallas CASA volunteer, Estela Selvidge on the need for bilingual advocates.

WFAA DaybreakKathleen LaValle interviewed by Carla Wade to raise awareness of child abuse.

Dallas Morning News Business: Dallas CASA hires new development director, writes business columnist Robert Miller

MySweetCharityKersten Rettig named Dallas CASA Director of Development, by Jeanne Prejean.

Press Release: Dallas CASA hires Kersten Rettig as Development Director.

Dallas Morning NewsDallas CASA partners with Angel Flight to help volunteers reach clients, by Ananda Boardman.

Preston Hollow PeopleCASA Mission Close to Home for Longtime Volunteer, writes Jacie Scott.

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