Louisiana Children's Justice Act Services

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What is the service?

The Children's Justice Act Grant Purchase of Services Program provides funding for agencies to provide services to assist children who are victims of abuse or neglect with their involvement in the legal system. The program is funded from a grant from the US Department of Health and Human Resources, Administration for Children and Families. The program currently helps fund agencies that provide Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) programs and Children's Advocacy Centers.

CASA programs provide volunteers to act on behalf of children who have been adjudicated in order to assist and make recommendations to the court and to advocate for the best interests of the child.

Children's Advocacy Centers provide forensic interviews in child-friendly settings for children who are believed to be victims of child abuse in conjunction with multi disciplinary team meetings for support and guidance on cases.

Who can receive the service?

The services are available to children who are alleged victims of abuse and neglect, as well as to child welfare agencies, law enforcement, and family or juvenile courts and there are no charges for the services provided.

How long can the service be received?

Services are available for as long as they are needed or until the child reaches the age of majority.

How does one access the service?

Most services are accessed through referral from the Office of Community Services or from referrals from law enforcement agencies or courts.

Where and when can the service be accessed?

Services can be accessed during normal business hours (although) most service agencies have answering services around the clock) in the parishes indicated at the following agencies:

ASCENSION
CASA Services Inc.
1504 West Church St.
Hammond, LA 70401
(985) 902-9583
1-800-798-1575

ASSUMPTION
CASA Services Inc.
1504 West Church St.
Hammond, LA 70401
(985) 902-9583
1-800-798-1575

CADDO
Shreveport Juvenile Justice Program (CASA)
900 Jordan Street
Shreveport, LA 71101
(318) 221-2272

CALCASIEU
Family and Youth Counseling Agency
220 Louie Street
Lake Charles, LA 70601
(318) 436-9533

EAST BATON ROUGE
Capital Area CASA Association
521 America Street
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
(504) 379-8598

EAST FELICIANA
CASA Services, Inc
1504 West Church St.
Hammond, LA 70401
(985) 902-9583
1-800-798-1575

LIVINGSTON
CASA Services, Inc.
1504 West Church St.
Ponchatoula, LA 70454
(985) 902-9583
1-800-798-1575

ORLEANS
CASA, New Orleans, Inc.
c/o Orleans Parish Juvenile Court
421 Loyola Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70112
(504) 565-7356

ST. HELENA
CASA Services, Inc.
1504 West Church St.
Hammond, LA 70401
(985) 902-9583
1-800-798-1575

ST. JAMES
CASA Services, Inc.
1504 West Church St.
Hammond, LA 70401
(985) 902-9583
1-800-798-1575

ST. TAMMANY
St. Tammany Children's Advocacy Center
P. O. Box 1852
Covington, LA 70434-1852
(504) 892-3885

Youth Services Bureau of St. Tammany (CASA)
430 New Hampshire, Suite 105
Covington, LA 70433
(504) 893-2648

TANGIPAHOA
CASA Services, Inc.
300 East Pine Street
Ponchatoula, LA 70454
(504) 386-0266

WASHINGTON
St. Tammany Children's Advocacy Center
P. O. Box 1852
Covington, LA 70434-1852
(504) 892-3885

Youth Services Bureau of St. Tammany (CASA)
430 New Hampshire, Suite 105
Covington, LA 70433
(504) 893-2648

WEST FELICIANA
CASA Services, Inc.
1504 West Church St.
Hammond, LA 70401
(985) 902-9583
1-800-798-1575
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