For 28 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

Become a Volunteer Advocate

Are you ready to stand up for a child who needs you? Join one of our upcoming Information Sessions for prospective volunteers and community members who wish to learn more about CASA.
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  • Passcode: 401780
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  • Meeting ID: 950 9989 3868
  • Passcode: 401780

What is a Volunteer Advocate?

A Court Advocate is a trained community volunteer, appointed by a district judge, to represent the best interests of abused and neglected children in court. Volunteer advocates independently investigate the child’s situation and make recommendations to Rockwall and Kaufman County District Court Judges as to what permanent placement would be best for that particular child.
The CASA volunteer advocate experience is unlike any other volunteer experience out there, and there are a number of minimum requirements that must be met in order to become an advocate. All volunteer advocates must be at least 21 years of age, and commit to a minimum of one year as a CASA volunteer.

In order to best support our volunteer advocates in their work, each volunteer is paired with a staff Casework Supervisor who provides continued, one-on-one guidance and support to the advocate as he/she works a case. To learn more see our Volunteer Advocate Job Description.

Ready to get started?

Step One: Apply

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Step Two: Interview

The CASA Volunteer Manager will review your application and get in touch with you to arrange an interview. This preliminary interview will provide you with the information you need to determine whether the CASA volunteer experience is right for you.

Step Three: Training

The volunteer training program will prepare you for the one-of-a-kind CASA volunteer experience, and will leave you feeling inspired to begin your CASA journey!

Step Four: SwEARING IN

CASA Advocates are then sworn in by a judge in the 382nd district court in Rockwall County. Advocates will promise and pledge to faithfully execute the duties of a Court Appointed Special Advocate for Lone Star CASA as assigned and appointed by the judges of Rockwall and Kaufman Counties
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Testimonials from Volunteer Advocates