I am for the child who's had seven addresses in a single year. Because she is in foster care. Because her father abused her. And because her mother couldn't believe her. I am for her. The child, barely 6, who is bounced not home to home, but house to house. Who, worse than no longer believing in others, no longer believes in herself. I am for that child. So I am there for that child. To listen to her. To stand up in court for her. To speak for her. To champion without compromise for what's in her best interest. Because if I am there for her, I know she will be half as likely to languish in foster care, and that much more likely to find a safe, permanent home. That is the child I am for. I am a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) volunteer.
I am you.
Each year through no fault of their own, thousands of Louisiana's children enter into complex social welfare and juvenile court proceedings. They are the victims of abuse, neglect and/or abandonment. Helpless and scared, they belong to no one as they sit silently waiting for the courts to decide their futures.
YOUR powerful voice is needed for their special needs to be heard. Become a CASA Advocate and help CASA of Central Louisiana, Inc. ensure that every foster child in Natchitoches, Red River and Sabine parish has a caring competent volunteer in all judicial proceedings.
If you are at least 21 years of age, respect the inherent rights of children to grow up with dignity in a safe environment, and would like to advocate for a child's best interests in court, become a CASA Advocate today!
Want to volunteer to work with CASA but don't have the time to commit to being an advocate or fill that the emotional commitment involved is too much to handle? Do you have a group or organization that would like to help advance CASA's mission? Please ask about becoming a non-advocate volunteer or "Friend of CASA".
For more information on becoming a CASA Volunteer, please call (318) 238-2446 to speak with a member of our staff.
Be the voice for a child.
Become a CASA volunteer today!
Please click the link below to submit a volunteer application.