OUR MISSION AND FUNDING

The mission of Court Appointed Special Advocates of South Louisiana is to break the

cycle of child abuse and neglect and to advocate for safe, permanent, and nurturing

homes for children.

How is CASA funded?

CASA SoLA is a private, non profit organization, managed by a board of directors and operated by staff. We receive funding from a variety of sources including, National CASA Association, Temporary Aid for Needy Families, Grants as well as other private foundations, corporations and individuals.  

Brief History

Concerned over making decisions about abused and neglected children's lives without sufficient information, a Seattle Judge conceived the idea of using trained community volunteers to speak up for the best interests of these children in court. This Seattle program was so successful that soon judges across the country began utilizing citizen advocates. In 1990, the U.S. Congress encouraged the expansion of CASA with passage of the Victims of Child Abuse Act. Today more than 900 CASA program offices are in operation, with trained women and men serving as CASA volunteers.  CASA of SoLA was founded in 2008 and became independent in 2010.  

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215 E. Pinhook Rd. 

Lafayette, Louisiana 70501

Mailing Address:

P. O. Box 51504, Lafayette, LA, 70505

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