In order to fulfill our vision, mission and purpose, CASA of West CenLA, Inc. needs volunteers with a "caring
heart to help a child", speaking for the children in court, and funding assistance that falls outside the scope
of agency grants.
OPTIMA Login for Advocates
Become a CASA volunteer and be rewarded with some
of the most powerful and fulfilling experiences you can find. CASA is the only organization that empowers everyday citizens
as appointed officers of the court. Your involvement will make a direct impact on a child's life and perhaps for generations
We welcome volunteers from all cultures, professions, ethnic and educational backgrounds. You
don't have to be a lawyer or social worker to be a volunteer - people with a desire to help abused or neglected children.
As a CASA volunteer, you'll receive training from professionals in the legal and welfare fields, and you'll have the complete
support of your CASA organization to help you through each case.
CASA Volunteers review records, research information, and talk to everyone involved -
social workers, attorneys, judges, parents, teachers, family members, and, of course, the children themselves. Volunteers
then present their recommendation to the court as to what they feel is best for the child. Judges rely heavily on this
testimony to make an informed decision on the child's future.
You can also
stand up for abused children by making a donation. All donations are appreciated and help more abused children
find a caring CASA volunteer.
a Court Appointed Special Advocate volunteer, please contact us at (337) 462-4667 or (337) 239-1970 or stop by one of
our offices and pick up a volunteer packet. For information or directions, please click here.
Impact of Advocates
Child abuse and neglect can be prevented and stopped, and
families strengthened, by proven programs that work!
To report incidences
of child abuse, please call the Department of Children and Families state hotline