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Parish’s foster children need support

LAPLACE — Leaders with Court Appointed Special Advocates, or CASA, said there are 25 children in foster care in St. John the Baptist Parish who need someone in their corner.

“They are waiting for someone who will believe in them, who will not be judgmental and will never give up,” a release from CASA said. “The Court Appointed Special Advocate program of Child Advocacy Services needs volunteers to be the voices for abused and neglected children in the community. Already tossed about by life, these children in the foster care and court systems may experience multiple case managers and separate placements. CASA volunteers understand the need for consistency in the life of a child.”

CASA training for St. John volunteers begins at 5:30 p.m. Sept. 19 at the Child Advocacy Services office, located 2840 W. Airline Highway, Suite G in LaPlace.

Those interested can call Krisy Rice at 225-647-2005 or email to krice@childadv.net to sign up for the training.

No special skills are required, but a CASA volunteer must make a commitment because the duties are important.

To learn more about Child Advocacy Services’ CASA program, visit childadv.net.