Become An Advocate

STEP ONE: Register for Orientation

CASA Jefferson Orientations describe the Advocate program and process in becoming an Advocate.

Orientations may be scheduled  Monday thru Friday from 11:00 am to 12:30pm and 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm.  CASA Jefferson’s goal is to conduct orientations that are convenient for volunteers. Please call Margaret Ether at (504) 533-8757 or email mether@casajefferson.org to set up a time that works best for you.

STEP TWO: Submit an application

The application to become a CASA Jefferson Advocate can be found here:
Fill out an application

Applications should be completed and submitted by orientation. This process includes criminal and background checks.

STEP THREE: Pre-service interview

During the pre-service interview, applicants will sit down with one of our staff members to discuss your interest in CASA, your background, and to learn a bit more about the CASA organization.

STEP FOUR: Attend CASA Pre-Service Training Program

CASA Jefferson trains its volunteers to be the best possible Advocates for abused and neglected children in Jefferson Parish. Advocates will complete a 40- hour training program, which is offered several times a year. The program covers topics such as court proceedings, permanency planning, accessing services, dynamics of child abuse and neglect, family violence, cultural competency, and advocacy responsibilities.  In addition, all pre-service volunteers must attend at least 2 hours of court observation at Jefferson Parish Juvenile Court.

All classes must be taken for a volunteer to be sworn in by the court as a CASA Advocate.

Become an Advocate