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New CASA Advocates Sworn In
Wednesday, August 15, 2012 • Posted August 16, 2012

Judge Robert Hofmann (third from left) Associate Judge assigned to the Texas Child Protection Court of the Hill Country, conducted the August 10 swearing-in at the Llano County Courthouse.

Pictured are: Left to Right: Brenda Durst (CASA Board Member); Chuck Lacallade (Counsel to the CASA Board); Judge Rob Hofmann; Dusty Durst (New Volunteer Advocate); Sue Thornton (CASA Executive Director); Linda Johnson (New Volunteer Advocate); Kathy Kasparek (CASA Board President); and Linda Fryxell (New Volunteer Advocate).

All three volunteer advocates will accept cases to advocate on behalf of abused and neglected children.

CASA is a non-profit organization that speaks up for the best interest of abused and neglected children in Blanco, Burnet, Lampasas, Llano, and San Saba counties. Since its inception 20 years ago, CASA for the Highland Lakes Area has served over 1750 abused and neglected children and, in calendar year 2011, its 97 volunteers served over 245 abused and neglected children.

CASA is currently accepting application for their September volunteer advocate training class. For more information on how to get involved as a CASA Volunteer, please call the CASA office at 325-388-3440 or email

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