Court Appointed Special Advocates
CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates)
Volunteers for Youth Justice’s CASA program serves the following Parishes in Northwest Louisiana: Caddo, Bossier, Webster, Bienville, Claiborne, and Jackson.
Mission: The National Court Appointed Special Advocate Association, together with its state and local member programs, supports and promotes court-appointed volunteer advocacy so every abused or neglected child in the United States can be safe, have a permanent home, and the opportunity to thrive.
Our Court Appointed Special Advocates are specially-trained volunteers who advocate for children in the court system who have been removed from their home due to abuse or neglect and been placed into the foster care system. CASAs spend time getting to know the child(ren), all of the “key players” in the case (foster parents, DCFS caseworker, natural family, teachers, etc.) and then voice concerns and make recommendations to the court on what is in the best interest of the child(ren). CASA volunteers are everyday citizens who have undergone screening and training with their local CASA program. CASA requires 30 hours of training to become a volunteer and you must be at least 21 years of age.
Click here to view our CASA video:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NaZZ4Hmn0BQ
Contact Christie Lamoureux for more information on how you can become a CASA volunteer at 318-216-5479 or Christie.Lamoureux@vyjla.org. You can also fill out our online CASA Volunteer Application (must be submitted through the link)
You can also download and fill out our CASA Volunteer Application.