CASA of Central Louisiana works to provide quality advocacy and a strong voice to abused and neglected children in Natchitoches, Red River, and Sabine parishes. CASA, through recruitment, training and supervising volunteers-serves as the eyes and ears of the judge in working collaboratively to ensure that each child’s best interest is met.
Children with a CASA
- Are more likely to find a safe, permanent home
- Are more likely to be adopted
- Are half as likely to re-enter foster care
- Are substantially less likely to spend time in long-term foster care
- Are more likely to succeed in school
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What is CASA?
- Court Appointed Special Advocates are trained community volunteers appointed by a judge to advocate for abused and neglected children.
- CASA volunteers act as the eyes and ears of the court, making independent, objective recommendations regarding the child’s best interest.
- As children enter the foster care system, an advocate is assigned to monitor the child’s case as it proceeds through the welfare and judicial system.
2019 Louisiana state statistics:
- 52,862 total reports of child abuse and neglect
- 3,494 Families serviced in family services
- 7,016 Total children in foster care
- 2,187 Total children reunifies with family
2019 CASA of Central LA statistics:
- 6,106 Total reports of child abuse and neglect
- 401 Families serviced in family services
- 918 Total children in foster care
- 501 Total children reunified with family