Mission Statement

CASA OF THE PINES exists to train community volunteers to advocate on behalf of abused and neglected children involved in the court system so that each child is placed in a safe permanent home. 


CASA of the Pines, Inc. 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 Advocates® (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.

CASA of the Pines was formed in Lufkin, Texas in 1995  to serve the children and families involved in the child welfare system due to allegations of abuse or neglect from Angelina County .  In 1999 the program expanded to Houston County, and to Polk County in 2003.  Since 1996 CASA of the Pines has worked with more than 1,500  children and their families in Angelina, Houston, and Polk Counties.

CASA of the Pines is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization governed by a volunteer board of directors and is a member of the National and Texas CASA Associations. There are more than 1,000 CASA programs nationwide and 72 CASA programs in the state of Texas.

CASA of the Pines has three locations to serve you!

Angelina County
317 E. Shepherd
Lufkin, TX. 75901
Hours: By appointment only

Houston County
Turner Building
603 E. Goliad #200
Crockett, TX. 75835
Hours: By appointment only

Polk County
505 N. Washington Ave
Livingston, TX. 77351
Hours: By appointment only