What Do Our Child Advocates Do?

We advocate for the best interest of the children in the 16th Judicial District

CASA stands for court-appointed special advocate. More than 30 years after the first CASA program started in Louisiana, 18 CASA programs serve 55 parishes in this state. 2012 was a pivotal year for Louisiana's child advocacy programs, with 1,789 volunteers speaking up for 3,480 children and donating service hours valued at $1.8 million. This year could be even more impactful.

CASA of the 16th JDC, Inc. is committed to a single goal: advocating for abused children to secure their place in stable and nurturing homes. We're a private nonprofit organization in the 16th Judicial District of St. Martin, Iberia and St. Mary Parishes and are based in New Iberia, LA. We rely on volunteers to develop meaningful relationships with children in need of care.

Contact us today to find out how you could join our army of child advocates.

Making sure no child slips through the cracks

Making sure no child slips through the cracks

Child advocacy programs make a difference in the lives of children. Our child advocates help children in need of care overcome challenges, as well as...

Represent their best interests
Explain court proceedings to them in simple terms
Keep the court updated on their status and situation

We're always looking for volunteers, so contact us today to get involved.