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Every child deserves a safe, permanent home

At CASA of NELA, our mission is simple yet profound: Every child deserves the comfort and security of a safe, permanent home. We believe that no child should endure the trauma of abuse or neglect alone. That's why we speak up and advocate to ensure that every child in Northeast Louisiana finds a loving and stable environment where they can grow, learn, and flourish.


A voice for abused and neglected children

Our impact is measured not only in numbers but in the lives we touch and the futures we shape. As advocates for abused and neglected children, we provide more than just courtroom advocacy; we offer compassion, understanding, and a voice when they need it most. With each case we take on, we strive to bring light to the darkest of situations, empowering children to reclaim their narratives and envision a brighter tomorrow. Below are statistics from last month.


Children Served


CASA Volunteers


Children in Need


Make a difference

At CASA of NELA, our work is driven by the belief that every child deserves a chance at a better future. Through our dedicated team of volunteers and staff, we make a profound difference in the lives of vulnerable children in Northeast Louisiana. From advocating for their best interests in courtrooms to providing a steady presence in their lives, we are committed to making a lasting impact that extends far beyond the confines of a case file. Our work isn't just about changing outcomes; it's about changing lives.


Advocates for children in need

As Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA), our role is multifaceted yet singular in purpose: to stand as unwavering champions for children who have experienced abuse or neglect. We are their voice in courtrooms, their advocates in communities, and their steadfast allies in their journey towards healing and recovery. By providing personalized attention, support, and advocacy, we empower children to navigate the complexities of the foster care system and emerge stronger on the other side.

Court - Appointed

After finishing training, CASA volunteers are appointed by a judge to speak up for abused and neglected children in court and other settings.

Gather Information

Our volunteers review documents and records, engage with the children and family, and provide written reports at court hearings.

Appear in Court

CASA volunteers help the child understand their court proceedings and advocate for the best interests of the child.

Recommend Services

CASAs address concerns about a child’s health, education, mental health, and any other needs to the appropriate professionals.

Monitor the Case

CASA volunteers collaborate with other parties in the court and child welfare system to ensure hearings and plans are being followed.

Inform the Court

CASA volunteers help update the court and let the court knows about any changes in the child’s situation.


Volunteer Training

Ready to make a profound difference in a child's life? Join CASA of NELA and become a powerful force for change in Northeast Louisiana. Our upcoming volunteer training session is your gateway to becoming a dedicated advocate for children in need. By volunteering with us, you'll not only transform the lives of vulnerable children but also contribute to the fabric of our community, ensuring that every child in our area has the opportunity to thrive.


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