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Change A Child's Story

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.

Speaking up for Louisiana's children

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.

Our Impact

CASA volunteers help to secure safe and permanent homes for abused and neglected children by investigating and monitoring cases involving children in foster care. Below are the statewide stats for 2021.

3,490

Children Served

1,610

Dedicated Volunteers

61

Parishes Served

53,447

Volunteer Hours for Children

$1.52M

In Volunteer Services

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CASA Spotlight

2022 Awards of Excellence 

Each year we highlight innovation and exemplary service at the Annual Awards of Excellence Banquet. Learn more about this year's exceptional winners below.

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