COURT APPOINTED SPECIAL ADVOCATES (CASA)

FAMILIES IN NEED OF SERVICES (FINS) PROGRAMS

COURT APPOINTED SPECIAL ADVOCATES (CASA)

 

Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) is a community based advocacy program that utilizes trained volunteers to advocate for abused, neglected and at-risk children. CASA workers are assigned only one or two cases at a time and utilize all available resources to address issues related to a child’s safety and welfare. CASA workers function as neutral non-party advocates to find the best solution for individual children. As the Juvenile Court Judge in the 22nd Judicial District Court, Judge William J. Burris works closely with CASA volunteers and was recently selected as this state's CASA Judge of the Year.  For more information about Youth Services Bureau and its programs, click HERE.

FAMILIES IN NEED OF SERVICES (FINS)

 

Families in Need of Services (FINS) is an intervention program for at-risk youth. As a "pre-delinquency" tool, it merges social workers, the court and schools to provide counseling, accountability and education for youth in lieu of court adjudication. Both youthful offenders and their parents are assessed and their unique needs as a family are addressed. Judge William J. Burris works with the FINS program which is administered by the Youth Services Bureau in both St. Tammany and Washington Parishes. For more information about Youth Services Bureau and its programs, click HERE.

 

St. Tammany Parish

Justice Center

22nd Judicial District Court

701 N Columbia Street

Covington, LA 70433

(985) 809-5300

Washington Parish Courthouse

22nd Judicial District Court

909 Pearl Street

Franklinton, LA 70438

(985) 809-5300

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