CASA of the 16th JDC, Inc is in need of child advocates. What is a CASA? Court Appointed Special Advocates that are sworn officers of the court. We represent the child's best interest in the court room. We make sure that all their health, mental and physical needs are being met. CASA's make sure that the children find safe permanent homes to grow and thrive in.
121 W. Pershing Street, Suite 226, NEW IBERIA, LA 70562, US
The mission of CASA of the 16th JDC, Inc. is to recruit, train and engage community volunteers to advocate for abused or neglected children in the 16th judicial district court system.
Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) are highly trained to provide best -interest advocacy to the abused and/or neglected children in foster care. We serve Iberia, St. Martin and St. Mary Parishes.
Change a child's story.
Right here in our community, abused and neglected children slip silently through the cracks of our court and foster care systems. These innocent victims of abuse, neglect, or abandonment silently wait for the courts to decide their future. Sometimes a child can remain adrift in foster care for years. That's where a CASA volunteer can make a difference - in helping that child reach a safe and permanent home.
As a CASA advocate, you will: Learn - learn all you can about the child and his/her family and life Engage - engage with the child during regular visits Recommend - speak up for the child's best interest in court by making recommendations regarding the child's placement and needed services; as well as monitoring the child's situation until the case is released by the court. Collaborate - collaborate with others to ensure that necessary services are provided and are in the child's best interest. Report - report what you have learned and observed to the court.
Hope needs a helping hand.
Be that presence in a foster child's life.
If you have questions, please email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Advocacy & Human Rights
Children & Youth
We'll work with your schedule.
St Martin parishBreaux Bridge, LA70517
December 15, 2020
Driver's License Needed
Orientation or Training
Once you have completed the 30 hours of training it only takes about 10 hours a month to do your CASA duties.
You must have transportation, as monthly face to face meetings are required.