How can you greatly impact your life in 2012?

With the new year comes the season of resolutions to better oneself. What better way to do that than volunteering to serve as an advocate for the abused and neglected children of your community. By giving your time this year to a child in need you won't only feel good about the work you are doing, but you will help someone else in the process. That someone is a child, that without you might not have anyone on their side.

Volunteers for Youth Justice is a local non-profit serving the needs of abused and neglected children for 30 years. One of the programs we provide to the communities of Bossier, Caddo, Claiborne, Jackson, and Webster Parishes is that of CASA.

Court Appointed Special Advocates - Specially trained volunteers serve as officersof the court and "friends" to children in need. These volunteer advocates are assigned by judges to speak on behalf of children who have been placed in foster care due to abuse or neglect. Their primary objective is to ensure that each child is placed in a safe, permanent home. Children with a CASA will spend a third less time in foster care.

Please join us for CASA Training:

When: January 21st and February 4th

Time: 8:30am to 4:30pm (breakfast & lunch provided)

Location: 820 Jordan Street, Suite 360,

Shreveport, LA 71101

***Seating is limited so please call, or email for reservations***

For more details you can contact: vickie.ricord@vyjla.org, or call 318-425-4413 and ask for Vickie.