CASA volunteers are integral to cases, as they spend time getting to know the young victims and act as the judge's eyes and ears outside of the courtroom during a trial.
Tucker explained 29th District Judge Mike Moore puts an added emphasis on the importance of the advocates, appointing them as guardian ad lightem in the case.
"Legally, when you sign up to become guardian ad lightem, you are legally bound to complete your duties," she added.
She said the influence of an advocate on a child's life might not be known right away, but can often lead to breakthroughs later in the case as the victim becomes more comfortable around the familiar face.
Other organizations, such as the Rainbow Room, located at the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services headquarters in Mineral Wells, work to meet the needs of children in need.
By providing emergency needs for those children taken into protective services, resources go directly to young victims of abuse who are often removed from a situation with just the clothing they were wearing.
Those involved in the establishment of CAC emphasized the complex network of individuals and agencies that provide input in child abuse cases. The center will serve as a reciprocal base for that breadth of knowledge and experience.
After a case leaves CAC, it is presented to the district attorney, at which point a suspect is either charged or the case is refused.