CASA stands for Court Appointed Special Advocate. Capital Area CASA Association's mission is to advocate for timely placement of children in permanent, safe, and stable homes. Capital Area CASA was founded in 1992 and serves youth living in foster care in East Baton Rouge Parish.
CASA recruits, trains and supervises community volunteers who advocate for abused and neglected youth living in foster care. CASA volunteers do not provide legal representation, nor do they replace social workers. A CASA volunteer is an independent voice speaking solely for the child's best interests with the ultimate goal being a safe, permanent home for the child. No special background is required to become a CASA volunteer.