About Us

Mission Statement

Voz de Niños advocates for the best interests of abused and neglected children in the court system through the training and support of community volunteers.

Vision

A safe, permanent, loving home for every child.

History

Voz de Niños is part of a national volunteer movement that began in 1977 when Judge David Soukup in Seattle decided he needed to know more about the children whose lives were in his hands. His solution was to ask community volunteers to act as a “voice in court” for abused and neglected children. These Court Appointed Special Advocate® (CASAs) provided him with the detailed information he needed to safeguard the children’s best interests and ensure that they were placed in safe, permanent homes as quickly as possible. The program was so successful that it was copied around the nation.

Voz de Niños has continued to serve abused and neglected children in Webb County by providing trained community volunteers for children assigned to the program through the court.

Voz de Niños is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization governed by a volunteer board of directors.

Voz de Niños is a member of the National and Texas CASA Associations. There are more than 1,000 CASA programs nationwide and 73 CASA programs in the state of Texas.