Jacinta Needed Permanency

Jacinta was placed in her great aunt and uncle's home straight from the hospital after birth. For three years, as her case wound its way through the child welfare system, her great aunt and uncle cared and loved for her. Jacinta's Dallas CASA volunteer saw that the girl needed to know her great aunt and uncle were hers forever, and she began pushing for permanency.  Go to Dallas CASA's blog   to learn more.
New Advocate Jumps Right Into Medical Advocacy

Child advocate Doug Simmang came to Dallas CASA because he wanted to make an impact and knew he needed something challenging to keep him engaged. After being sworn in by the court this spring, Doug jumped in with both feet on his first case, a baby with medical needs. He's found himself serving as the go-to source for information for Child Protective Services, family, attorneys and medical professionals.

To read more about Doug and his medical advocacy skills, visit Dallas CASA's blog.
Dallas CASA Will Create Specialized Human Trafficking Training

Dallas CASA has received a grant through Gov. Greg Abbott's office to create a pilot training program to educate CASA volunteers on advocating for victims of human sex trafficking. Using the $61,000 grant, Dallas CASA has already begun work on developing the training which will teach CASA volunteers to identify the signs of sex trafficking, educate the youth they are appointed to serve on the risk of exploitation and create an environment of open communication with the youth they serve. The new trafficking training, which will be eight to 12 hours long, will be ready next year. Visit My Sweet Charity for more details.
Champion of Children Speaker Will Share Message of Hope

Speaker Josh Shipp will bring his message that every child is one caring adult away from being a success story to Dallas CASA's Champion of Children Award Dinner Nov. 15. Raised in foster care,  Josh is now an author, global youth empowerment expert and acclaimed speaker. Watch his powerful TED talk here . For more information on the Champion of Children Award Dinner, go here or visit My Sweet Charity.
Dallas CASA Young Professionals Host Benefit Concert 

Dallas CASA Young Professionals is hosting their annual fall benefit concert, Voices for a Cause, October 18 at The Rustic. Featuring local cover band Signed Out as well as  Ray Johnston Band, the concert will benefit the children served by Dallas CASA. Tickets are $35 in advance, $40 at the door and include the concert, two drinks and appetizers. Buy your tickets here and make a difference in the life of an abused child!
New D allas CASA Volunteers

Dallas CASA  welcomes volunteers who have completed 30 hours of training and courtroom observations and are ready to begin serving abused  and  neglected children in need. Click here  to read the names of the newest volunteers.

In 2017 Dallas CASA recruited and trained a record 443 new volunteer advocates. Thank you to everyone who serves abused and neglected children! Check out Dallas CASA's Facebook page for photos from our new volunteer swearing-in ceremonies.
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6 to 8 p.m. September 27
Mi CASA Su CASA Latina

Dallas CASA needs bilingual Spanish speaking volunteers to serve children removed from unsafe homes. Please invite your bilingual friends and colleagues to learn more about becoming a Dallas CASA volunteer advocate. RSVP here.
Champion of Children
Award Dinner

Dallas CASA will honor The Meadows Foundation with the prestigious Judge Barefoot Sanders Champion of Children Award at the Champion of Children Dinner Nov. 15 at The Fairmont Dallas.
noon to 1 p.m. Sept. 14
6 to 7 p.m. Sept. 20
noon to 1 p.m. Sept. 28

Please invite friends and colleagues to attend an upcoming  information session  to learn more about becoming a Dallas CASA volunteer. We have day and evening  classes  for volunteer training.

Don't forget!
North Texas Giving Day

Don't miss North Texas Giving Day Thursday September 20. On this one special day, the Communities Foundation of Texas matches a percentage of every gift North Texans make to their favorite charities.
Register now!
SMU Theta 5K

The Kappa Alpha Theta chapter at Southern Methodist University will host its annual 5K run September 30.  All proceeds from the race benefit Dallas CASA. Go here for more details.
Dallas CASA In the News

Dallas CASA's Parade of Playhouses was featured in the local news. Visit WFAA and FOX 4 to learn more about the annual fundraising and awareness event, which ended July 15.

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