February 2024 CASA Jefferson Newsletter
Executive Director Wendy Magee
Dear CASA Jefferson Advocates.
MLK once said, “The most persistent and urgent question is, ‘what are you doing for others?”
As Advocates, you can say “I am making a difference in the life of a child!” –
and not just any child, a child in need of a voice!
With ever-growing lists of demands and pressures of day-to-day life,
it becomes easy to overlook the importance of serving those in our communities.
Despite the hustle and bustle of daily life, I sincerely want to THANK YOU
for all that you do to advocate for our CASA Jefferson foster children.
That is what service is about, that is what Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. would
have wanted to see in this world – positive change. And although there are lots to be
concerned about in today’s climate, we know that our focus should be on children.
Because children are our future - as cliché as it may sound – but that is the truth.
A simple act of service possesses the power to transform lives.
In closing, I would like to wish all advocates a Happy Valentine’s Day
As per National CASA, Advocates ARE responsible for completing
12 hours of Continuing Education per year. Advocates are responsible for entering
all trainings hours in Optima to receive approval from their supervisor.
(i.e. webinars, movies, books, tv shows, other trainings.
Also, if you haven’t accessed the on-line Louisiana Child Welfare Training Academy
(LCWTA) training website go to https://moodle.lcwta.org/login/index.php and
log in from your computer, laptop or cell phone.
There are over 22 online courses and you can earn up to 22.5 hours of in-service
training. Advocate Log on Instructions for on-line training portal
To access the LCWTA on-line training site go to: https://moodle.lcwta.org/login/index.php
To log in: Username is Your Email Address
Temporary Password: CasaJeff123*
If you have any questions, please call Wanda Smith 504 620-5887 or
Citation: Children's Code Art. 603(17)
Mandatory reporters include any of the following individuals:
CASA Jefferson is participating in the 2024 CCC Run for It Charity Event
that will be held on March 30, 2024. Help us reach our goal of $10,000 so that we
can continue our work to break the cycle of child abuse and neglect.
You can either run/walk/jog in person or virtually.
Cost: $45.00 registration fee and committing to raising $200.00
or more that goes to CASA Jefferson.
Charity Runner Perks & Incentives:
Participants who agree to raise $200 and will receive:
Early Corral Start
Charity Runner T-Shirt and BIB
CCC10K Charity Runner after party
Registration Link: www.runsignup.com/Race/65952/Charity/6882
Safety Tips - Mardi Gras
CASA JEFFERSON FEBRUARY ADVOCATES
CASA JEFFERSON FEBRUARY ADVOCATES
Valerie Duplessis – 14yrs
Chris Cazenave – 7yrs
Ben Haney – 7yrs
Kathleen Murphy – 5yrs
Vanessa Stemley – 35yrs
Allison Ulrich - 5yrs
Aneesah King- 3yrs
Melissa Dronet - 1yr
Our Mission is to break the cycle of child abuse and neglect through volunteers advocating
for safe, nurturing, and permanent homes for foster children in our community.
Our Vision is to have volunteers recruited, trained, and assigned to every child in
the foster care system in Jefferson Parish.
As of 2/1/24, we have 54 children waiting for a volunteer advocate.
If you know anyone who would be interested in becoming a
volunteer contact Ms. Margaret 504-533-8757 firstname.lastname@example.org.