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Abused and neglected children in Washington Parish need a voice. Could that voice by yours?

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ORGANIZATION: Youth Service Bureau CASA Program

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Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) volunteers are trained citizens from all walks of life who are assigned by the juvenile court to advocate for the best interests of an abused or neglected child in court. Children helped by CASA volunteers include those who are in the legal custody of the state (foster care).

A CASA volunteer provides a judge with carefully researched background details about the child to help the court make a sound decision about that child's future. CASA Volunteers work closely with Youth Service Bureau CASA Program staff, who provide training, guidance and supervision. There is no cost to be a CASA Volunteer.

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About Youth Service Bureau CASA Program

Location:

150 Cleveland, Slidell, LA 70458, US

Mission Statement

The mission of Youth Service Bureau CASA is to provide highly-trained and supervised volunteer Court Appointed Special Advocates as the voice in Court for the best interests of the abused and neglected children of Washington and St. Tammany Parishes, in support of their right to safe, permanent, nurturing homes.

Description

Every year more than half a million abused and neglected children are in need of safe, permanent, nurturing homes. That's where CASA steps in. CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) was created in 1977 to make sure the abuse and neglect these children originally suffered at home doesn't continue as abuse and neglect at the hands of the system. As trained advocates, CASA volunteers are appointed by judges to be a voice for these children in court. The result is that a child is placed into a safe, loving home where he/she can thrive. It is the CASA vision to provide a volunteer for each and every abused and neglected child who needs one.

CAUSE AREAS

Advocacy & Human Rights
Children & Youth
Justice & Legal
Advocacy & Human Rights, Children & Youth, Justice & Legal

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

316 Austin StBogalusa, LA 70427

(30.78834,-89.86098)
 

SKILLS

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • 8-10 hours per month
  • pre-service training, 1 year commitment

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