The Voice | July 2022
Alayna's Mother Didn't Believe She Was Being Abused
Nighttime was frightening for 16-year-old Alayna and sleep was never easy. Her mother’s boyfriend entered Alayna’s bedroom nearly every night and sexually assaulted her. Alayna told her mother who claimed not to believe her. Her mother said if Alayna told anyone else, she would be beaten.

Finally, Alayna made an outcry at school, and her journey to safety began. Dallas CASA volunteer Jennifer was assigned to Alayna’s case.

Volunteer Serves as Role Model
Fred Partlo attended a Dallas CASA information session and was confronted with an unfortunate reality: while half of children in protective care are male, only 16% of advocates are male.

"I spoke up and asked why there weren't more men there. Who was taking care of the teenage boys? I knew then I had to sign up," Fred said.

Parade of Playhouses Opens July 15
Dallas CASA's signature event Parade of Playhouses runs July 15 to 31 at NorthPark Center with 12 inventive, custom-built child-sized playhouses on display. Don't miss your chance to see these incredible houses in person!

Raffle tickets to win a playhouse will be sold online at or in person at NorthPark. To read about the process a group of Highland Park High School students went through to design one of the 2022 playhouses, visit Dallas CASA's blog.

Dallas CASA Board Chair and Dallas Mavs CEO Shares Her Story of Adoption
Cynt Marshall is practically a household name in Dallas. As CEO of the city’s beloved Dallas Mavericks, Cynt and her huge smile, zest for life and commitment to action and change are known city-wide.

But she plays another, equally important role for local foster children served by Dallas CASA. Marshall is the chair of the board of directors and an indefatigable cheerleader for children living in protective care. Her love for children served by CASA comes through deeply personal experience.

Dallas CASA's Cherish the Children Honored WFAA-TV's Cynthia Izaguirre
Dallas CASA honored WFAA-TV's Cynthia Izaguirre with the Caroline Rose Hunt Cherish the Children Award at a luncheon in May. The longtime host of WFAA-TV's Wednesday's Child, Izaguirre was recognized for her commitment to children living in the protective care of the state.
Dallas CASA Board Member Named Father of the Year
Dallas CASA board member Corey Anthony has been recognized as a Father of the Year. A former board chair and active child advocate for Dallas CASA, Anthony is the Senior Vice President, Chief Diversity and Development Officer for AT&T.

Proceeds from the luncheon benefited non-profit agencies selected by the honorees. Anthony selected Dallas CASA as his designated agency.

Champion of Children
Mark your calendar now for Dallas CASA's Champion of Children concert and dinner, coming to The Rustic Oct. 27.
North Texas Giving Day
North Texas Giving Day is coming to Dallas September 22. Donate to Dallas CASA on this one special day, and your gift is amplified!
Become a Volunteer
Attend a virtual information session:
  • noon to 1 p.m., Friday, July 15
  • 6 to 7 p.m., Thurs., July 21