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Organization Number: 72-1262466|
Organization Name: Child Advocacy Services
Address: 1504 W. Thomas St.
State / Province: LA
Zip / Post Code: 70401
Country: United States
Phone: 1-985-902-9583 Ext:
Organization Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Website Address: http://www.childadv.net
Detailed Description: Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) are trained volunteers appointed by a Juvenile Court System to be the voices of children and the eyes and ears of judges.
To enhance communication and cooperation among agencies and individuals entrusted with the responsibility to protect child victims of abuse; to minimize the child's trauma and maximize the effects of interventions for children and their families.
-CAS partners with the 21st Judicial District Attorney's office to provide an age-appropriate safety educational program for children in public and private schools. This program empowers children by teaching them about "Okay - Not Okay" and helps them learn how to seek help if they are abused and/or neglected.
-Parents are informed about the material that will be provided to their children. Special presentations are also made to parent groups about the program and about the services CAS provides in the community.