A Legislative Advocacy Team (LAT) is a group of committed CASA volunteers, board members, or staff who take their advocacy for children and families to the next level by using their experience to advocate for policy change in the child protection system.
Texas CASA supports the LAT teams by providing important policy information, opportunities to engage in legislative advocacy, and key messaging strategies to ensure that the CASA network is speaking in one voice at the Texas Capitol.
LATs support the legislative agenda set by Texas CASA through commitment to the following activities:
As part of a LAT, volunteers are able to advocate for children and families on a larger scale and work toward solutions to the systemic problems they encounter in their role as CASA volunteers. This gives them the chance to be a voice of change not only for the children and families they serve, but for every child and family in the child protection system.
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Board Member, LAT Chair