Rockwall, TX (November 14, 2023) – The Texas Bar Foundation recently made a generous donation of $7,500 to Lone Star CASA, an organization which provides children experiencing abuse and neglect with a CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) volunteer to advocate for their best interest in court.
Since its inception in 1965, the Texas Bar Foundation has awarded more than $26 million in grants to law-related programs. Supported by members of the State Bar of Texas, the Texas Bar Foundation is the nation’s largest charitably-funded bar foundation. Their generous donation will support Lone Star CASA’s advocacy efforts to implement OTP, an innovative in-home child advocacy program in response to new legislation. These funds will be allocated towards families involved in the child welfare system whose children are able to remain safely in their home. Just last year, we were able to serve 11 families through this program.
“We are so thankful for the support from the Texas Bar Foundation” said Lauren Rowe, executive director of Lone Star CASA. “It’s because of the continued generosity of our community and supporters like the Texas Bar that we can do the work we do advocating for children in foster care and their families.”
Lone Star CASA volunteers are members of the community who are specially trained and appointed by judges to advocate for a child or sibling group who has experienced abuse or neglect. They advocate for the child in court, school, and other settings; and get to know everyone involved in the child’s life, including their parents, foster parents, teachers, doctors, family members and others. In all cases, CASA volunteers are steadfast, consistent presences for the children they serve, making sure they are safe and have the resources and connections they need to grow and thrive.
For more information on becoming a CASA volunteer and other ways you can get involved in support of their mission, please visit lonestarcasa.org