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March 31st, 2010
CASA awarded national certification


Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Central Texas of Caldwell, Comal, Guadalupe and Hays Counties was recently awarded certification by the National Court Appointed Special Advocates Association.

The certification process takes place every four years and ensures that CASA of Central Texas is compliant with the standards set by the National CASA Association.  The certification recognizes that CASA of Central Texas meets the standards.

“The National CASA quality assurance process is very rigorous, and reflects our commitment to ensure every child we serve has the most powerful volunteer advocate working on their behalf, ” said Michael Piraino, CEO of the National CASA Association. “This certification says CASA of Central Texas has demonstrated to us a strong capacity to provide excellent services to the abused and neglected children within their community.”

CASA of Central Texas was incorporated in 1985 and has been a member of the National CASA Association since then.

Last year CASA Advocates served 228 children in the four-county service area. There were an additional 348 who had no advocates. More advocates are always needed and trainings are held throughout the year.

To become an advocate for an abused or neglected child, contact the CASA office at (630) 626-2272 or (512) 392-3578.  For more information, visit

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  1. I work every day with CASA volunteers. I see them reach out to troubled families, spending outless hours to better the lives of abused and neglected children. I can say without reservations that Hays County benefits greatly from all that they do.

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