Nearly 700,000 children experience abuse or neglect each year. Instead of playing with neighbors and making happy family memories, they’re attending court hearings, adjusting to new foster homes and transitioning to new schools. That’s a heavy burden for a child to carry. With a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA)  volunteer dedicated to their case, America’s most vulnerable children will have someone speaking up for their best interests. With your support, more children will have the opportunity to thrive in a safe and loving home.


CASA volunteers help change children’s lives every day.


Abused and neglected children had a CASA volunteer speaking up for their best interests in the last year.


Children are waiting for a volunteer empowered to find them a safe, loving, permanent home.

Mission Statement

The National Court Appointed Special Advocate Association, together with its state and local member programs, supports and promotes court-appointed volunteer advocacy so every abused or neglected child in the United States can be safe, have a permanent home, and the opportunity to thrive.

Local children are currently waiting to have a voice in the court system.

Volunteers for Youth Justice ‘s CASA program serves the following Parishes in Northwest Louisiana: Caddo, Bossier, DeSoto, Webster, Bienville, Claiborne, and Jackson.