Goldberg Kohn was a proud sponsor of the "Dallas CASA Classic," a fundraising golf tournament that raised more than $1.7 million for the non-profit organization.
Dallas CASA is a charter member of the National Court Appointed Special Advocates Association and of Texas CASA. CASA was founded in 1977, when a Seattle superior court judge, amidst an overwhelmed child welfare system, grew concerned about making decisions on behalf of abused and neglected children in his court without enough information. He felt that more individualized attention and time for gathering important facts would produce better outcomes for the children. He decided to appoint community volunteers to work on behalf of the children in his court.
Dallas CASA was one of three pilot programs established in 1979. Judges appoint Dallas CASA volunteers to advocate for the best interests of abused and neglected children, helping these children gain safe, permanent homes as quickly as possible. Dallas CASA exists so that abused and neglected children in protective care have the chance to become successful adults.
Last year more than 1,500 volunteers served 3,113 children in Dallas County. Since the inception of CASA advocacy, Dallas volunteers have helped thousands of children find safe, permanent homes. Today, more than 76,000 advocates serve in nearly 1,000 state and local program offices nationwide.
The "Dallas CASA Classic" was held Oct. 3, 2022, at the Four Seasons Resort and Club. Firm client Goldman Sachs co-hosted the event with Pioneer Natural Resources, AT&T and the Dallas CASA Young Professionals.