About Us

Mission

CASA of the High Plains, Inc. provides trained, court-appointed volunteers who serve as the independent voice advocating for the best interest of abused or neglected children. Volunteers strive to secure permanent placement in safe, nurturing environments.

Vision

A CASA Volunteer for Every Child.

History

CASA of the High Plains 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® (CASA) volunteers 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 the High Plains has continued to serve abused and neglected children in Donley, Gray, Hansford, Hemphill, Lipscomb, Ochiltree, Roberts and Wheeler Counties by providing trained community volunteers to speak up court for the best interest of children.

CASA of the High Plains is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization governed by a volunteer board of directors and a member of the National and Texas CASA Associations. There are more 1,000 CASA programs nationwide and 72 CASA programs in the state of Texas.