A Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) volunteer, specially trained and supervised, is appointed by a Judge to speak up for a child in foster care. CASA volunteers help to secure safe and permanent homes for abused and neglected children by investigating and monitoring cases involving children in foster care.
LouisianaChildren.org is currently seeking qualified applicants for the Program Coordinator position.
CASA of Terrebonne is currently recruiting an Advocate Supervisor.
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EVIDENCE-BASED OUTCOMES FOR CHILDREN
Independent, national research identified the effectiveness of CASA Volunteers in serving children in foster care. Highlights of those findings included:
COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT REDUCES COSTS
Each CASA volunteer from the community may provide advocacy for two children or sibling groups at a time. In turn, each specially trained supervisor works directly with 30 volunteers. As a result, one paid staff member supervises volunteer services for 60 or more abused and neglected children, maximizing the impact of dollars spent. In 2012 alone, local community CASA volunteers across the state contributed time valued at $1.8 million.