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.
Louisiana CASA is the statewide association for 17 local CASA programs serving 61 parishes. We work to connect each part of the CASA community and empower the local programs to perform at their highest level. At the local level, the programs recruit, train and supervise Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) volunteers to advocate for children involved in the child welfare system and improve their well-being. At the state level, Louisiana CASA provides support, training and services to help the local programs operate effectively
CASA volunteers help to secure safe and permanent homes for abused and neglected children by investigating and monitoring cases involving children in foster care.
Volunteer hours for children
IN VOLUNTEER SERVICES
Louisiana’s CASA Volunteer of the Month
Brenda Iles, CASA of West CenLA
Brenda was sworn-in by CASA of West CENLA in 2002 and has been a volunteer advocate for 19 years. Her husband later joined the CASA of West CENLA team and now they advocate together. When asked why she chose to become a CASA volunteer, Brenda said “through CASA I am able to advocate for children that are in a hard place and need a safe and stable home.” “There is no better feeling than seeing a child be in a forever home” says Brenda.