For 30 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 Press release

Community members sworn in as volunteers with Lone Star CASA

Rockwall TX — 

December 9th, 2022

ROCKWALL, TX (Dec. 9, 2022) – This past Friday at the Rockwall County Courthouse, the Honorable Judge Brett Hall officially swore in four new CASA volunteers. Also known as Court Appointed Special Advocates, these amazing volunteers will work with Lone Star CASA to advocate for children and families involved in the foster care system in Rockwall and Kaufman Counties.

The community members and now advocates who have undergone training and were sworn in include Allison Waldron and Timothy McGrath.

“Throughout their pre-service training, it was evident that these CASA volunteers had a heart for serving and making a difference in a child’s life and their families,” said Barbara Henderson, Volunteer Specialist with Lone Star CASA.

This new class of CASA volunteers will be assigned to a child or sibling group who they will commit to advocating for until the closure of their case. As a part of their advocacy, they will get to know important adults in the life of the child they represent, such as parents, foster parents, teachers, doctors, therapists and more.

CASA volunteers go through 30 hours of in-depth, pre-service training before they are appointed by a judge to their case. They advocate for the child they represent in every facet of their life and make recommendations to the court about their best interest.  They work with the child and families to provide the resources and support systems they need to be able to live in a safe and stable home where they can thrive.

“We’re so excited to have this new class join our team of volunteers,” said Lauren Rowe, Executive Director of Lone Star CASA. “I know that they will do amazing work that will positively impact the children and families in the foster care system right here in our community.”

If you are interested in becoming a CASA volunteer at Lone Star CASA, you can visit their website at for more information.


About Lone Star CASA

Founded in 1992, Lone Star CASA — Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children — serves Rockwall and Kaufman Counties in Texas. Lone Star CASA is 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.

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Lauren Rowe
Executive Director
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