For 29 years, Lone Star CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) has worked to provide our courts with the information needed to act in the best interests of abused and neglected children in Rockwall and Kaufman Counties, and to ensure that they’re placed in safe, permanent homes as quickly as possible.

Lone Star CASA
Serving Rockwall and Kaufman Counties

About Lone Star CASA

Founded in 1992, Lone Star CASA — Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children — serves Rockwall and Kaufman Counties in Texas. We’re a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that supports volunteers who gather important information about abused and neglected children and offer recommendations to judges that help them decide what is the best interests of each child.

Lone Star CASA is part of larger CASA systems that operate statewide and nationwide.
CASA volunteers are people like you. They’re teachers, business people, retirees, stay-at-home moms, grandparents, college students; extraordinary people who want to make certain the voices of abused and neglected children are heard.
CASA volunteers get to know the child and speak to everyone involved in the child’s life, including their family members, teachers, doctors, lawyers, social workers, and others.

The information they gather and their recommendations help the court make informed decisions. CASA volunteers commit to a child until the case is closed and the child is in a safe, permanent home.
Judges truly value the observations and recommendations of CASA volunteers, knowing that they have the child’s best interests at heart.
  • CASA volunteers help shorten the time a child spends in foster care.*
  • Children with a CASA volunteer are less likely to re-enter the child welfare system once their case is closed.*
  • CASA volunteers help children and their families receive the services they need.*
  • CASA has been recognized by the U.S. Department of Justice as a model juvenile delinquency prevention program.

* Source: Study conducted by National CASA and U.S. Department of Justice Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Programs, 2006

Overall Numbers:

  • Lone Star CASA served 306 children
  •  Lone Star CASA served 175 cases
  • Overall, Lone Star CASA saw an increase in youth served by 14%
  • Overall, Lone Star CASA sawn an increase in new children by 19%

Volunteers:

  • Lone Star CASA  had 124 active volunteers
  • 37 new advocates were sworn in, which is an increase by 60%
  • Volunteers donated 6,707.43 hours to the children in Rockwall and Kaufman County
  • Volunteers drove over 77,135 miles serving the children in Kaufman and Rockwall County
  • Total, the volunteers donated over $192,062 with their time, mileage, and other expenses

Kaufman County:

  •  Lone Star CASA served 186 children in Kaufman County
  •  Lone Star CASA served 107 cases in Kaufman County
  • Overall, Lone Star CASA saw an increase in youth served by 18% in Kaufman County

Rockwall County:

  •  Lone Star CASA served 118 children in Rockwall County
  • Lone Star CASA served 63 cases in Rockwall County
  • Overall, Lone Star CASA saw an increase in youth served by 5% in Rockwall County
Lone Star CASA - Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children

Statements from CASA Youth