What Is An Advocate?

An advocate is the heart of CASA Jefferson’s mission. Advocates are the eyes, ears, and most importantly, the voices for abused and neglected children in the court. These Advocates are trained and supervised to gather information to make recommendations so that judges decide the best possible outcome for the children in foster care.

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What do children gain from having a CASA Advocate?

Children with a CASA advocate gain a voice in the court. Advocates provide constant support and are a source of hope in a child’s life during a very uncertain and lengthy time. CASA advocates help children access resources and services they need to heal from their abuse or neglect as well as providing recommendations to the court that can expedite the process ensuring a better outcome in the best interest of the child.

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What is the goal of an Advocate?

CASA Advocates make recommendations to the court based on a child’s best interest. Advocates get to know the children, review records, research information, make visits to the temporary home, and talk to everyone in the child’s life including teachers, family members, attorneys, social workers, and judges. While some children are reunited with their parents or relatives and others make connections with their adoptive family, the ultimate goal is to ensure a safe and permanent home where they can thrive.

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Fundraisers, Community Events and Children's Projects

CASA Jefferson has multiple Fundraisers, Community Events and Children Projects throughout the year. Upcoming Fall and Winter Events include: Darkness to Light’s Stewards of Children Training, Christmas Gift Wrapping, Photo with Santa, CASA Comforts,

November is National Adoption Month

This November, give thanks by helping to find families for children. Peace. Love. Adoption

#GivingTuesday – CASA Jefferson, Inc.

CASA Jefferson, Inc. (CJI) joined the #GivingTuesday movement, the international day of giving that follows Thanksgiving, Black Friday, and Cyber Monday. #GivingTuesday is about redefining what it means to give, and about doing so as a community. It is about bringing ordinary people together- all over the parish, state, nation, and globe- to do extraordinary acts of service.
It is about celebrating the values of service and giving back to our communities, both local and international.

Every Child Counts!

You can help a child in need by donating to CASA Jefferson, Inc. by clicking the Donate Now. Remember, everyone cannot be a CASA Advocate, but everyone can help a child in need!

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