“We are one of only a handful of CASA programs in Texas that provide 100 percent coverage of cases,” Tucker added. “That’s why it is so important to build our volunteer numbers to meet the ever-growing number of child abuse cases.
“The number of children in care of Child Protective Services (CPS) has doubled in the past year for our local CASA program. With this increase comes the need for more volunteers who are trained to be a strong voice for these children in court, and to be a strong advocate for them as they travel through the foster care system,” she said.
The vehicle, once purchased, will also be used to help carefully transport the children’s belongings when they change foster home placements.
“We want to thank Texas Gas Service and ONEOK Foundation for this generous grant,” Tucker added. “The funds will be put to great use for our organization and the children we serve.”
For more information about CASA of Palo Pinto and Parker Counties, or becoming a CASA volunteer, contact Duke at 817-599-6224 or firstname.lastname@example.org.