You can be the voice of a child in court by being a CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate).

CASA is a person who is trained, and then deals only with the child's needs and wants when it comes to that abused/neglected child in court.

CASA of St. Landry/Evangeline Parish are in need of volunteers to assist children through the process. You would basically become the voice of that child.

You can found out information about CASE of St. Landry/Evangeline Parish by clicking on the link above or you can call Shelby Santiago at 337-323-9935 or 337-948-3550.

When a child is taken from their home due to some type of abuse or neglect, often CASA experts say, no one listens to them.

Those in courts, the attorneys, the child, the case worker, they all have a job to due, but a CASA volunteer is the person who talks with the child to find our their true needs.

The national celebrity spokespeople for CASA or Dr. Phil and Robin McGraw along with Judge Glenda Hatchett and Grammy award winning R&B performer, Anthony Hamilton.