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.
What we do
A CASA volunteer is a trained community member who is appointed by a judge to represent the best interests of a child in court. CASA volunteers are assigned to the case of an abused or neglected child who is in the child welfare system. The CASA volunteer is usually assigned to only one child. The volunteer continues until the case is permanently resolved. One of the primary benefits of the CASA program is that unlike other court principals who often rotate cases, the CASA volunteer is a consistent figure in the proceedings and provides continuity for the child.
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
CASA Media Professional of the Year – Johnny Chauvin, Child Advocacy Services
Johnny Chauvin, of Northshore Broadcasting and Tangi 96.5, grew up in the radio business, working alongside his family and siblings for many years. As a local celebrity, Johnny has made it his personal mission to connect members of the community with caring organizations. Over the past twelve years, Child Advocacy Services has appeared on the “Johnny in the Morning” radio show over 150 times to speak about the importance of CASA, recruit volunteers, and other outreach and awareness activities. A talented photographer, Johnny has volunteered to provide professional images for Child Advocacy Services, even photographing Hayward. He continually finds ways to go above and beyond the call of duty to promote CASA.
Louisiana CASA Awards of Excellence
Join us in Lafayette on Tuesday, November 12, 2019 as we honor our 2019 CASA Heroes.