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Make a difference

We need volunteers now more than ever! Take the first step by signing up

for our volunteer orientation.

Our Impact in 2023

CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) volunteers are community members who advocate for abused and neglected children living in foster care. CASA volunteers are independent voices who thoroughly investigate each child's unique circumstances and make recommendations to the court based on their best interests.

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182

volunteer advocates

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332

children served

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981

volunteer in-service training hours

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48

new volunteers trained

130

children placed in safe, permanent homes

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44,675

miles driven

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5,802

volunteer case hours

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102

new children assigned a CASA volunteer

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Advocate for Abused
and Neglected Youth

A CASA volunteer is a trained community member who is appointed by a judge to represent the best interests of a child in court. CASA volunteers are assigned to the case of an abused or neglected child who is in the child welfare system.  The volunteer continues until the case is permanently resolved. One of the primary benefits of the CASA program is that unlike other court principals who often rotate cases, the CASA volunteer is a consistent figure in the proceedings and provides continuity for the child.

Volunteer Viewpoint

Debbie S., Volunteer since 2005

"It is extremely rewarding for me to watch a child move through the system and finally find that permanent, safe space. Then to take a step back and realize I helped to make this happen is indescribable. The future is brighter for a child when CASA is on their team. My philosophy has been that children are our future and deserve a chance at success and healthy home lives"

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Change A Child's Story

You can be the one to change a child's story.

Make a difference for foster youth in East Baton Rouge, get involved. 

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