CASA, the Court Appointed Special Advocates, still needs around 4,000 volunteers to help speak up for children in foster care in Louisiana.
Kade Turner, lead advocate supervisor, joined GMA to share more about the program and why volunteers are so important.
Turner says that CASA helps members of the community become volunteers and advocate for children who have been abused and neglected and have ended up in the court system.
Volunteers are instrumental in helping young children navigate through what is oftentimes a confusing situation.
CASA says volunteers help to secure safe and permanent homes for abused and neglected children by investigating and monitoring cases involving children in foster care.
Those interested in becoming a volunteer can find more information, here.
CASA volunteers are usually assigned to only one child and continue until the child's case is permanently resolved.
Turner says that one of the primary benefits of the program is that CASA volunteers become a consistent figure in the proceedings and provides continuity for the child.
More information on how to become a CASA volunteer, visit Louisianacasa.org or call CASA offices at 225-930-0305.