FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 11/27/2017
Chairman James White Receives Big Voices for Little Texans Award from Texas CASA
(Austin, TX) – Texas CASA awarded State Representative James White with the Big Voices for Little Texans Award. Texas CASA is the association of all 71 local CASA programs in Texas that serve 213 of Texas’ 254 counties. The award was presented at the 2nd Annual Blingo Bingo event held at the Polk County Commerce Center on Saturday, October 7, 2017.
During the 84th Legislative Session, State Representative James White served as a member of the Juvenile Justice and Family Issues Committee. That session, Rep. White authored legislation that promoted legislation that supported Texas children, strengthened families, and provided for statewide truancy reform.
As part of 85th session, Rep. White continued his work to pass meaningful reforms in the juvenile justice and foster care systems. His legislation allows for stronger communication and transparency between agencies that provide services to Texas children (House Bills 1521 & 2904) and creates a process for foster children to receive proper identification and receive assistance in applying to institutions of higher learning (HB 3338 & 928).
“Texas CASA is a remarkable organization that continues to fight for policies that have a positive impact on our Texas children. I am thankful for their support of the legislation that we were able to pass and look forward to continuing to work with them on these meaningful reforms. I am humbled to be a big voice for little Texans,” said Rep. White.
Please do not hesitate to contact either Saul Mendoza, Chief of Staff, or Shawn Dunn, District Director, with questions regarding this release at 512-463-0490 or 409-283-3700.