CASAŽ for Kids of East Texas has been providing this unique and very important volunteer-driven service for the victims of child abuse in our community since 1990 when Judge Ruth Blake and concerned community citizens realized that these special children needed a neutral voice in court.

CASAŽ for Kids of East Texas is the only organization in Smith, Van Zandt and Wood Counties providing this service and has automatic court appointment to most of the CPS cases. There is a professional staff of 10 and a Board of Directors, which oversees operations and always holds fast to the mission to recruit, train and supervise court-appointed volunteers so as to advocate for children who have come into protective foster care as a result of abuse or neglect. However, there is an ongoing need for CASAŽ to recruit and train more volunteer advocates.

A very serious concern for all citizens and community partners should be why child abuse continues to escalate and what can be done to slow down this life-threatening trend. CASAŽ for Kids of East Texas, as endorsed by the 321st District Court, is an important component in the proactive solution of breaking the cycle of child abuse.



BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Executive Director
Patty Garner

Chairman
David Braswell

Vice-Chair
Chris Wynn

Treasurer
Ann Fitzgerald

Secretary
Doris Sharp

Past Chair
Kimberly Abeldt

Executive Board
Mike Ace
Kristi Boyett
Joe Brady
Tommy Brown
Kevin Burdette
Jason Gallegly
Laura George
Eleno Licea
Andrew Meads
Jeremy Mebane
Kelly Miller
Nick Pesina
Beth Preston
Vicki Waldron
LaToya Young

STAFF

Patty Garner
Executive Director

Amy McDonald
Program Director

John McDougald
Development Director

Laura Harris
Administrative Assistant

Katherine Elliott
Community Outreach Coordinator

Laura Beam
Case Supervisor

Kathy Fergueson
Case Supervisor

Carol Gasper
Case Supervisor

Joni Lunsford
Case Supervisor

Marlene McDade
Case Supervisor


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CASAŽ for Kids of East Texas
318 E. Fifth Street
Tyler, TX 75701
903•597•7725