New training day for CASA youth help

Published 12:06 am Saturday, September 24, 2016

LAPLACE — There are 25 children in foster care in St. John the Baptist Parish who need someone in their corners, local officials said.

The Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) program of Child Advocacy Services trains volunteers to be the voices for abused and neglected children in the local community.

Already tossed about by life, the children in foster care and involved in the court system may experience multiple case managers and separate placements, CASA officials said, adding volunteers help provide some consistency in the lives of these children.

CASA training for St. John the Baptist Parish volunteers begins at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 11 at the Child Advocacy Services office, 2840 W. Airline Highway, Suite G in LaPlace.

Those interested are asked to call Krisy Rice at 225-647-2005 or email to sign up for the training or ask questions.

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

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

Documents are required to start the training process, so call today.