Host Jeremy C. Park talks with Emily Layton, Executive Director of Williamson County CASA, who discusses how the organization advocates for abused and neglected children in the juvenile court system. Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) for Children is a network of nearly 1,000 community-based programs that recruit, train and support citizen-volunteers to advocate for the best interests of abused and neglected children in courtrooms and communities. Volunteer advocates – empowered directly by the courts – offer judges the critical information they need to ensure that each child’s rights and needs are being attended to while in foster care. During the interview, Emily talks about their model, the impact in Williamson County, how the community can help and more.
- What do CASA’s do/How does someone become a CASA volunteer?
- Who are the children supported by CASA?
- Informational Session about becoming a CASA via Zoom on January 14
One of our Advocate Supervisors will be hosting a CASA Volunteer Informational Zoom Meeting on Friday 01/14/2022, at 10am CST. This general informational session will cover the details and responsibilities of the Court Appointed Special Advocate role, as well as provide an opportunity for questions and answers. Please register for this meeting here.
- End of Year Campaign
- Voices for Children on April 7th at Graystone Quarry