You can become a powerful voice for an abused or neglected child while he or she awaits a safe, permanent home.
Our next volunteer training class will begin January 14. Click here to learn more about how you can speak up for one of these children.
Children need to do more than simply survive. They need to thrive in the safety and love of a family. Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) volunteers speak up for the children who have been abused, neglected or abandoned by their parents or caregivers and have been placed in foster care through no fault of their own. As these children navigate through juvenile court and child protection proceedings, CASA volunteers advocate for their best interests with the ultimate goal being a safe and permanent home.
More than 250 children in East Baton Rouge Parish will be placed in foster care this year because of abuse and neglect at the hands of their caregivers. These children need CASA volunteers to LIFT UP THEIR VOICES so that they are not lost in the cracks of the system.
Capital Area CASA Association was established as a private, non-profit organization serving East Baton Rouge Parish in 1992. Since the program began, more than 1,014 advocates have provided a voice in court for more than 2,005 children.