CASA of the Permian Basin trains Volunteers to advocate for the best interests of abused and neglected children in the court system to ensure that each child is placed in a safe, permanent and healthy environment.
In order to be recognized as a viable CASA program, CASA of the Permian Basin Area, Inc. complies with the standards as outlined by the National CASA Association, Texas CASA, Inc.
NATIONAL CASA ASSOCIATION
CASA of the Permian Basin Area, Inc. is a member of the National CASA Association and recognized the standards for CASA programs as approved by the National CASA Association Board of Directors. These standards are intended to allow for local and state autonomy and innovation while providing a definition of what a CASA program is and whom a CASA volunteer serves. Adherence to these standards is a condition of membership.
TEXAS CASA ASSOCIATION
CASA of the Permian Basin Area, Inc. is a member of the Texas CASA Association and recognizes the standards for CASA programs as approved by the Texas CASA, Inc. Board of Directors. These standards must be adhered to by local CASA programs and their volunteers as a condition of membership.
CASA was started in 1977 in Seattle, Washington by a Judge who felt he needed more information to make decisions about cases with children in foster care. He created a program to train and assign community members to serve as volunteers to research the cases of children who had been removed from their homes and share that information with the Judge. Today, there are over 1,000 CASA programs in the United States. CASA of the Permian Basin Area Inc. serves children in Ector, Crane, Loving, Ward and Winkler counties.