CASA of Central Texas, Inc. is part of a national volunteer movement that began in 1977 when Judge David Soukup in Seattle decided he needed to know more about the children whose lives were in his hands. His solution was to ask community volunteers to act as a “voice in court” for abused and neglected children. These Court Appointed Special Advocate® (CASAs) provided him with the detailed information he needed to safeguard the children’s best interests and ensure that they were placed in safe, permanent homes as quickly as possible. The program was so successful that it was copied around the nation.


CASA of Central Texas, Inc. advocates for abused and neglected children in the court system by recruiting, training and supporting community volunteers.


Every child has the right to a safe, nurturing, permanent home.

Contact Us

New Braunfels Office
1619 E. Common Street, Suite 301
New Braunfels, TX 78130
Phone: 830-626-2272
Fax: 830-626-3636
San Marcos Office
2725 Hunter Road
San Marcos, Texas, 78666
Phone: 512-392-3578

Become a CASA


What is a CASA Volunteer?

CASA volunteers are appointed by judges to help ensure that every child in foster care is moved to a safe, stable, permanent home as quickly as possible. CASA volunteers research case records and interview each person involved in a child’s life, including family members, teachers, doctors, lawyers, and social workers. They monitor the progress of the child and family and advocate for the child’s current and future needs in court, in school, and in agency meetings. CASA’s independent evaluations allow the court to make better informed decisions.


- Be 21 years of age or older.
- Provide 5 references with email addresses.
- Provide your driver’s license number for the mandatory background check.
- Find the application at CASA of Central Texas website below


- A Training Coordinator will follow up with you after your application has been reviewed. Applicants will schedule a one hour pre-training interview to go over expectations and answer any questions that you may have
- Applicants must successfully pass screening, background checks, and fingerprint requirements prior to training


- Successfully compete initial 6-week training course provided by CASA of Central Texas: 42 hours of initial training including weekly classroom sessions, homework, online coursework, and 4 hours of court observation


- Be able to keep information confidential and work within established program guidelines.
- Be able to serve at least 12 months of your time (average 10-15 hours per month).
- Visit with the child on at least a monthly basis.
- Interview all parties associated with the case.
- Attend court hearings to testify as to the best interest of the child.

Upcoming Events


Annual Dinner and Auction Fundraiser

Date: Friday, April 8, 2022

Time: 6:30 PM

Location: Chandelier of Gruene
1924 Bretzke Lane, New Braunfels, TX 78132

Tickets and Sponsorship information

Virtual Information Sessions

Want to learn more about the role of a CASA Volunteer? Join us for one of our upcoming information sessions and get all your questions answered. A CASA staff member will be live on hand to answer any questions.

Click here for dates and registration information

If you are interested in becoming a CASA volunteer please contact

(830) 626-2272