CASA of St. Landry, Inc.

Who We Are


Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of St. Landry, Inc. speaks for abused and neglected children in the juvenile dependency process through the use of highly trained competent volunteers.  CASA advocates are trained community volunteers appointed by a judge to serve as a child's voice in court. They represent the best interests of abused or neglected children during juvenile court and child protection proceedings. CASA of St. Landry, Inc. is a nonprofit organization with both private and public funding sources.


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What We Do

CASA of St. Landry, Inc. recruits eligible volunteers to advocate for abused and neglected children.

The role of CASA volunteers:

  • give special representation to abused children so they will not fall through the cracks of overworked and underfunded juvenile justice and child protection systems.
  • work with all parties involved in a case to see that the child is placed in a safe, permanent home as quickly as possible.
  • submit a recommendation to the judge advocating what they believe to be in the child's best interest.
  • do not provide legal representation in the courtroom, nor do they replace a social worker.
  • serve on only one or two cases, providing more thoroughly researched information than other professionals could possibly provide given their case loads.
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421 N. Main Street
Opelousas, LA 70570
Office Hours: Monday-Thursday 8am-5pm Friday 8am-12pm
Contact: Madelyn Rosette
Contact Title: Executive Director
Phone: 337-948-3550
Fax: 337-948-4751

We are located in the downtown area of Opelousas, at the corner of Bloch and Main Street, at 421 N. Main Street. 

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