This holiday season, abused and neglected children need safe, permanent homes more than any other gift. Your voice can help make that gift possible.
As you prepare for a holiday season filled with family and friends, Capital Area CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) Association urges you to remember the children in our community who are spending the holidays living in foster care rather than in permanent homes with families of their own. CASA volunteers provide a voice for these children, speaking up for them to help them reach safe, permanent homes and ensure their needs are being met. Capital Area CASA needs volunteers in order to continue providing a volunteer advocate for every child in East Baton Rouge Parish who needs one.
CASA volunteers do not provide legal representation, nor do they replace social workers. A CASA volunteer is an independent voice speaking solely for the child’s best interests. No special background is required to become a CASA volunteer. CASA is currently accepting people into its next training course, which begins January 19. The first step to getting involved is to attend one of CASA’s weekly 45-minute orientation sessions at the CASA office, 848 Louisiana Ave. Upcoming sessions will be held Dec. 10 at 5 p.m., Dec. 16 at noon, Jan. 5 at 9:30 a.m., and Jan. 9 at 11 a.m.
Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by Capital Area CASA.