Become a CASA volunteer (Court Appointed Special Advocate) in St. Landry Parish & Evangeline Parish


(30.537506,-92.08126)
 

Cause Areas

When

It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.

Where

421 N. Main St.Opelousas, LA 70570

About

Requirements
-21 or older
-clear background screening
-complete the 32 hours pre-service training (ten training classes)

Who Is CASA?

CASA volunteers are people like you. They’re teachers, business people, retirees, stay-at-home moms, grandparents, college students; extraordinary people who want to make certain the voices of abused and neglected children are heard.

What Do CASAs Do?
CASA volunteers get to know the child and speak to everyone involved in the child’s life, including their family members, teachers, doctors, lawyers, social workers, and others.

The information they gather and their recommendations help the court make informed decisions. CASA volunteers commit to a child until the case is closed and the child is in a safe, permanent home.

CASAs Impact
Judges truly value the observations and recommendations of CASA volunteers, knowing that they have the child’s best interests at heart.

Skills

  • Child Advocacy
  • People Skills
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Relationship Building
  • Verbal / Written Communication
  • Critical Thinking

Good Match For

Teens People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • 32 hours of pre-service training (ten classes)

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