Welcome to CASA of St. Landry - Evangeline Inc! A Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) volunteer, specially trained and supervised, is appointed by a judge to speak up for a child in foster care. CASA volunteers help secure safe and permanent homes for abused and neglected children by advocating, investigating, and monitoring cases involving children in foster care.


Did you know that in Louisiana…

A child is abused every 48 minutes

Every 10.5 hours a child is confirmed to have been sexually abused

At any given time there are over 5,000 children in foster care

Of those in foster care, 48% are under 5

A child dies before his or her first birthday every 14 hours

Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA), speak up for the best interest of an abused child. They review records and talk to everyone involved — social workers, attorneys, judges, parents, teachers, family members and, of course, the children themselves. They then present their recommendation to the courts, stating what they believe is best for the child. Judges — who often refer to CASAs as their “eyes and ears” — rely heavily on this testimony to make an informed decision about the child’s future.

CASA of St. Landry -Evangeline, Inc.

421 N. Main Street
Opelousas, LA 70570

337-948-3550



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