Mission Statement

Big Country CASA advocates for the best interest of abused and neglected children in the court system through trained community volunteers.


CASA 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.

Big Country CASA has continued to serve abused and neglected children in Texas by providing trained community volunteers for children to the program through the court.

Big Country CASA 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 than 1,000 CASA programs nationwide and 72 CASA programs in the state of Texas.

Find out how to join us here, and change the life of a child in need.