CASA of Collin County seeks volunteers

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Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Collin County, a nonprofit organization dedicated to advocating for the best interests of abused and neglected children in the foster care system, is urgently seeking volunteers to support its crucial mission.

CASA volunteers help advocate for children who have experienced abuse or neglect by providing them with a voice in the court system. These volunteers undergo extensive training to become appointed by judges to represent the children’s best interests during court proceedings, ensuring that they receive the support and services they need while in foster care.

“Every child deserves a safe and nurturing environment, but unfortunately, many children in our community are facing unimaginable challenges,” said Tricia Clifton, CEO and President of CASA of Collin County. “Our dedicated volunteers serve as a beacon of hope for these children, providing them with the support and advocacy they need to navigate the complexities of the child welfare system.”

Despite the contributions of current volunteers, the demand for CASA advocates continues to exceed the available resources. As the number of children entering the foster care system rises, CASA of Collin County needs volunteers.

“The best part of being a CASA of Collin County volunteer is not only working in the best interest of children in foster care but a happy ending to the case. As a CASA of Collin County volunteer, we work towards reunification, or with kin, or adoption, basically back in a safe, secure, and stable environment with loved ones, where possible,” said Karuna Thomas, CASA Advocate.

CASA of Collin County invites all community members to volunteer. For more information on becoming a volunteer advocate with CASA of Collin County, visit

Winston Henvey is the reporter for the Mesquite News, Allen American and Plano Star Courier. Email him with story suggestions at

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