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House Bill 905: A Step Forward for CASA and Louisiana's Youth in Foster Care

We are thrilled to share some exciting news! Today marks a significant milestone in our mission to advocate for youth in foster care. House Bill 905, a two-year pilot program, has been signed into law. This legislation is the result of dedicated efforts by Louisiana CASA Executive Director Amanda Moody, Capital Area CASA Executive Director Allison Traxler, and many other passionate community supporters.

Under this new law, jurors serving in the 19th Judicial District Court (JDC) now have the option to donate their per diem to CASA. This generous contribution will directly support our ongoing efforts to advocate for children in foster care during their judicial proceedings. By allowing jurors to donate their per diem, we are creating a new avenue for community members to get involved and make a tangible impact on the lives of vulnerable youth.

The two-year pilot program in the 19th JDC is just the beginning. Our goal is to evaluate the success of this initiative and, ultimately, to expand it statewide. We believe that with the support of our community and the proven benefits of this program, we can reach even more children in need across Louisiana.

This achievement would not have been possible without the support and leadership of Representative Freiberg, who authored this crucial bill. We extend our heartfelt gratitude to Rep. Freiberg for championing this cause and to the Capital Area CASA Board of Directors and all the community supporters who have worked tirelessly to see this legislation come to fruition.

We are incredibly grateful for the continued support from our community, and we look forward to the positive changes this program will bring. If you are a juror in the 19th JDC, please consider donating your per diem to CASA. Every contribution helps us in our mission to advocate for and support the youth in foster care.

Stay tuned for more updates on House Bill 905 and other initiatives. Together, we can make a difference in the lives of children in foster care.


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