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ORGANIZATION: CASA of Northeast Louisiana

CASA of NELA trains community volunteers to speak up for abused or neglected children in their communities. CASA of NELA is a member of Louisiana CASA and the National CASA Association, which provides policies and procedures for the organization and regulates the intensive training each volunteer undergoes. The training program, which requires thirty training hours and court observation, has been used across the country, in 900+ CASA programs. Volunteers have a pre-service interview, undergo a criminal background screening and receive 30 hours of pre-service training before being sworn in as Court Appointed Special Advocates. Volunteers also receive 12 hours continuing education annually.
The procedure for assigning a CASA volunteer is consistent across the state. When a child is removed from his or her home by the Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services and placed in a foster home or with relatives, the presiding judge appoints a CASA volunteer to serve as the child's CASA Advocate throughout the child's stay in the foster care system. District judges bear an enormous responsibility in deciding what is best to facilitate a child's growth. CASA Volunteers can provide judges with the information they need to make the best possible decision for that child. With no allegiance to any particular agency, oblivious to caseloads, financial constraints, a CASA Volunteer can provide quality advocacy for a child. A CASA Volunteer will bring continuity to cases and facilitate necessary services for timely, safe, permanent placement for the child.

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About CASA of Northeast Louisiana

Location:

622 Riverside Drive Monroe, LA 71291, Monroe, LA 71201, US

Mission Statement

The mission of CASA of Northeast is to support court appointed volunteer advocacy so every abused or neglected child can have a safe, permanent home.

Description

CASA of NELA trains community volunteers to advocate in the best interest of children who have been removed from their homes due to abuse or neglect. CASA Advocates act as another set of eyes and ears for the court.

CAUSE AREAS

Advocacy & Human Rights
Children & Youth
Community
Advocacy & Human Rights, Children & Youth, Community

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

622 Riverside DriveMonroe, LA 71201

(32.50682,-92.12209)
 

SKILLS

  • Child Advocacy
  • Cross-cultural Communication
  • People Skills
  • Problem Solving
  • Relationship Building
  • Verbal / Written Communication

GOOD FOR

  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • The typical CASA spends 8-10 hours a month working a case. That include visits with the child, communication with the Advocate Supervisor and all parties associated with the case. All this can be done on your schedule and at your convenience.

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