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Pictured is Rotarian Mayor Leroy Sullivan, Rachel Hester and Krisy McAdams of CASA, and Rotary President Allison B. Hudson.
Photo by Becky Katz

On last Thursday the Rotary Club of Donaldsonville met at Café Lafourche during its noon meeting. Krisy McAdams and Rachel Hester from Child Advocacy Services spoke about what their office does.

The National CASA Association is a network of 955 programs that are recruiting, training and supporting volunteers to represent the best interests of abused and neglected children in the courtroom and other settings.

CASA volunteers are appointed by judges to watch over and advocate for abused and neglected children, to make sure they don’t get lost in the overburdened legal and social service system or languish in inappropriate group or foster homes. Volunteers stay with each case until it is closed and the child is placed in a safe, permanent home. For many abused children, their CASA volunteer will be the one constant adult presence in their lives.

To learn more or become a volunteer contact Krisy McAdams at 225-647-2005 or by email at kmcadams@childadv.net or visit www.childadv.com.