Join us in welcoming our newest advocate,
She was sworn in on February 7, 2023.
Thank you, Melissa, for stepping up to
advocate for a child in Jefferson Parish.
We are excited to have you join
our CASA Jefferson family!
Wendy Magee, Executive Director
Pictured from left to right:
Judge Burmaster and Melissa Dronet
March is Social Worker Month,
and the 2023 theme is Social Work Breaks Barriers.
The theme “Social Work Breaks Barriers” resonates because social workers
are on the frontlines helping our nation overcome myriad challenges,
including economic inequality, reproductive rights, racism, and natural
disasters worsened by global warming.
More than 700,000 social workers nationwide entered the
profession because they have a strong desire to assist those in need and
make our communities, our nation, and our world a better place for all.
For generations, social workers have broken barriers to help people live
better lives and assist families who are in crisis.
As a CASA always remember:
Developing a positive relationship with the caseworker on
your child’s foster care case is extremely important.
Case Workers and CASA ’s both work for the
best interest of the child(ren) in foster care.
CASA Jefferson is participating in the Run for it
Crescent City Classic Charity Event held on
April 8th (Easter Weekend) at City Park.
Registration Link: www.runsignup.com/Race/65952/Charity/6882
Every generation has its own drug slang, and the terms and shorthand change
with every passing decade. For Gen Z, it’s a little different. Kids today talk about
drugs in away that adds a new twist, using a language they’re fluent in — emojis.
These emojis can look like ordinary, harmless symbols, which means parents may
easily overlook them. But perhaps the most frightening thing is how easily kids can
purchase drugs thanks to technology. They can be ordered in a matter of seconds
on social media and then delivered as easily as a pizza.
Drug dealers are also fluent in how kids talk about drugs and
use this to their advantage. It also can result in tragedy.
Drug Slang Emoji Glossary
🌿, 🍁, 🎄, 🍃, 🥦, 🍀, 🌴,💨, 🔥— Marijuana
💉,🐉,🐎 ,🎯,🤎— Heroin
❄️, 🥥,🤧, 🔑,⛄,🎱, 🐡 — Cocaine
🍼,🍇 ,💜,🔮 — Cough syrup
🍬, ❤⚡,🤯, ❌, 🍬, ❤️ — MDMA
🍄 — Psilocybin or “magic” mushrooms
💎, 🏔, 💙, 🧪 — Crystal meth
🚌,🍫, 💊 — Xanax
💊 , 🅿️, 🔵 , 🍌— Can be used to mean prescription pills, drugs in general, or oxycodone
🔌 — A plug, i.e., a drug dealer or someone who can “hook you up” with contraband
🤑, 💰, 💵, 👑 — drug deal advertising
💨, 🚬 — Smoking a joint
⚗️ — Used to indicate a bong
🚀 — Can mean high-quality or being very intoxicated
⛽ — Gassed, i.e., intoxicated. Can also refer to high-quality marijuana
🔥 — To “blaze” a joint or to be “lit,” meaning intoxicated
🥧 , 🍪 — A large amount of drugs
Common Drug Slang Terms
Cart — Cartridge for a vaporizer
Dabbing — A way to inhale concentrated cannabis oil by dropping
some on a hot surface and letting it vaporize
Gas — Marijuana
Hulk — A 2-mg generic benzodiazepine bar
Pen — Vape for weed or tobacco; uses cartridges
Plug — Dealer
School bus — A 2-mg Xanax bar
Special K — Ketamine
Snow — Cocaine
Zaza — Marijuana
Leslie Smith - 4yrs
Ann Palmisano – 3yrs
Gina DeRojas – 3yrs
Julie Kuchta – 2yrs
Michelle Cullison – 2yrs
Paula Jascot – 2yrs
Cameron Ponder – 1yr
Jon Mitchell – 1yr
Margarita McBride – 1yr
CASA JEFFERSON's 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.
CASA JEFFERSON's Vision is to have volunteers
recruited, trained and assigned to every child in the
foster care system in Jefferson Parish.
As of March 1, 2023,
we have 33 children waiting for a volunteer to advocate for them.
If you know anyone who would be interested in becoming a
volunteer have them call our office (504 533-8757) or
email Ms. Margaret at firstname.lastname@example.org