Court Appointed Special Advocates of Grayson County’s mission is to train volunteers from the local community to advocate in court for abused and neglected children. Our volunteers stand up for the child’s best interests throughout the entirety of the process, a process that can range anywhere from one year to until the child ages out of custody.

Court Appointed Special Advocates of Grayson County’s mission is to train volunteers from the local community to advocate in court for abused and neglected children. Our volunteers stand up for the child’s best interests throughout the entirety of the process, a process that can range anywhere from one year to until the child ages out of custody.


This year there has been a dramatic rise in CASA of Grayson County’s caseload with cases effectively doubling those from the year before, said Shane Hill, CASA’s executive director.


"Our volunteers are everyday people who have been called to be a voice for those who often do not have one of their own. Along with our volunteers and community partners, CASA of Grayson County will continue our fight for the abused and neglected children of Grayson County in the belief that the cycle of abuse can be broken.


Hill said CASA’s ongoing need is always for caring, compassionate people to spend the time it takes to become trained volunteers and take on cases.


The other things on CASA’s wish list include items that could be given to children in foster care that would give them a sense of normalcy including books, activity books, backpacks, school supplies, etc.


Additionally, Hill said, CASA would like to receive gift cards that could be passed along to their hard working volunteers.


The organization also has office supply needs including copy paper (white and colored), envelopes, postage, and a vacuum cleaner.


CASA employees and volunteers would also welcome the opportunity to talk with groups and organizations about CASA’s mission.


Additionally, CASA wishes for another successful edition of its main fundraiser —Chocolate Indulgence — which depends upon volunteers, sponsors and auction items.


For more information about making a wish come true for CASA, contact Hill at 903-813-5400.


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