Texas Bar Foundation Awards Grant to CASA of Tarrant County

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CASA of Tarrant County was recently awarded a $10,000 grant from the Texas Bar Foundation to serve abused and neglected Tarrant County children who are living in foster care placements outside of Tarrant County. This funding will help CASA recruit and train community members to become volunteer advocates for children in the system who are living in foster care settings outside of the community in group homes, or with relatives or other caregivers who live in other areas. The placement of children outside of Tarrant County results in less frequent visits with family members and siblings, seeing their caseworker less often, and disruption in school. CASA volunteers and staff make a measurable impact by traveling to visit the children and gathering information critical to the strength of their court case — speaking up for and representing the best interest of the child. In 2019, the work of CASA of Tarrant County has served 1,1016 children with 458 caring volunteer advocates, helping those in foster care to leave and find a safe, permanent family. Support from the Texas Bar Foundation and generous volunteers helps Tarrant County children have positive outcomes, no matter how far away from home they are.