The Bienville, Claiborne and Jackson Parish CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) will be serving over 80 children for the upcoming Christmas holiday.
In most cases these children have experienced abuse, neglect or loss of family. Due to these unfortunate circumstances they have been removed from their homes and placed into foster care.
The CASA Christmas Program will assist in making sure this season is one to remember and cherish during a time that is so difficult for them.
There are many different ways that CASA could use community support in this mission including sponsoring a child to fulfill their wish list, monetary donations or donations of products or services.
The CASA program utilizes volunteers, who are appointed by a judge and assigned to a case, to advocate and speak up on behalf of the abused and neglected children in the area that have been placed into the foster care system. Volunteers do this by gathering information regarding the child and speaking to all parties involved with each individual case. They appear in court and make recommendations on what is best for the child with the goal in mind to ensure the child is placed in a safe and permanent home as quickly as possible.
For those interested in helping the smallest victims of abuse and neglect, reach out to Deanna Curtis at 318- 218-5068 or email email@example.com.
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