The 16th Judicial District Serves the Following Areas

St. Martin, Iberia and St. Mary Parishes

Making Children's Voices Heard in Court Since 2008

Our child advocacy organization speaks up for children in need of care

Children in need of care face a myriad of challenges during court proceedings, but court-appointed child advocates provide stability and support every step of the way. If you're searching for volunteer opportunities within the 16th Judicial District please consider becoming a child advocate with CASA of the 16th JDC.

The mission of CASA of the 16th JDC is to recruit, train and engage community volunteers to advocate for abused or neglected children in the 16th Judicial District Court system. We formed this private, nonprofit child advocacy organization in 2008 and revamped it in 2018.

Reach out to us today to learn how you can advocate for children in need of care.

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A rich legacy of advocacy

The CASA program traces back to 1997, when a Seattle juvenile court judge expressed concern that life-changing decisions were being made for children who couldn't speak up for themselves. Today, the United States is home to nearly 1,000 CASA programs, 18 of which are in Louisiana.

We're proud to be part of the Louisiana CASA Association (LACASA), which was formed in 1986 and incorporated as a private 501(c)(3) organization in 1994. Contact us today to learn how our child advocacy organization is making a difference in New Iberia, LA and surrounding areas.

How to get involved

There's so much you can do to advocate for abused and neglected children in the 16th Judicial District of St. Martin, Iberia and St. Mary Parishes. You can:

Make a donation - we welcome one-time and recurring donations from individuals and companies.
Become a volunteer - we've got all kinds of volunteer opportunities.
Attend a fundraiser - we host numerous events throughout the year.

We appreciate your support.