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CASA of the 18th JDC receives warm welcome from the community

CASA of the 18th JDC received a warm welcome to the community with a ribbon cutting, hosted by the Iberville Chamber of Commerce, and a Meet & Greet event, sponsored by Velocity Clinical Research. The events were hosted to provide opportunity for members of the community to meet the new organization’s Executive Director Kendall Hebert as well as members of the board of directors.

More than 50 people attended the Meet & Greet at Walk On’s in Brusly. Representatives from each of the organization’s three-parish service area were on hand to network and learn more about how CASA will help children in Iberville, Pointe Coupee and West Baton Rouge.

“I, along with my fellow Judges Alvin Batiste, Jr., Elizabeth Engolio and Tonya Lurry, look forward to having advocates for the children in need of care in our courts,” said 18th Judicial District Court Chief Judge J. Kevin Kimball. “We welcome CASA of the 18th JDC, knowing it will provide critical support to the most vulnerable children who are in the foster care system.”

Volunteer advocates will be needed to serve the estimated 100 children in foster care who have experienced abuse or neglect. Training will begin in 2024. To learn more or to sign up, visit “We’re excited to be in this community and to soon make a lasting impact on the lives of children in our area,” said Kendall Hebert, executive director.

Lean more about CASA of the 18th JDC at


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