Our Story

Working Towards a Better Tomorrow

 

Who Is CASA?

CASA volunteers are people like you. They’re teachers, business people, retirees, stay-at-home moms, grandparents, college students; extraordinary people who want to make certain the voices of abused and neglected children are heard.

 

What Do CASAs Do?

CASA volunteers get to know the child and speak to everyone involved in the child’s life, including their family members, teachers, doctors, lawyers, social workers, and others.

 

The information they gather and their recommendations help the court make informed decisions. CASA volunteers commit to a child until the case is closed and the child is in a safe, permanent home.

 

CASAs Impact

Judges truly value the observations and recommendations of CASA volunteers, knowing that they have the child’s best interests at heart.

 

  • CASA volunteers help shorten the time a child spends in foster care.*

  • Children with a CASA volunteer are less likely to re-enter the child welfare system once their case is closed.*

  • CASA volunteers help children and their families receive the services they need.*

  • CASA has been recognized by the U.S. Department of Justice as a model juvenile delinquency prevention program.

*Source: Study conducted by National CASA and U.S. Department of Justice Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Programs, 2006

Check out the brief history of CASA Nationally and locally right in Louisiana. Today, the CASA movement has evolved into one of the largest volunteer organizations in the country. 

Louisiana CASA, our state CASA program, advocates for abused and neglected children in the court system through the development, growth and support of local CASA programs in Louisiana. 

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