The mission of the Children's Advocacy Network is to help heal and champion abused and neglected children throughout Central Louisiana.
Since 1995, our agency has worked to ensure accountability, justice and child safety throughout every step of the investigation, trial and foster care placement. Our three programs provide children with the proper help needed to cope with and eventually overcome the traumatic experiences they have endured:
The Children’s Advocacy Center provides a non-threatening and safe environment for children to retell their abuse stories, minimizing the potential of re-traumatizing the child.
Trauma-Focused Therapy provides therapy, education and support to children with histories of neglect and/or abuse, and their foster or adoptive caregivers.
Rapides CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) recruits and trains volunteers that are appointed by a judge to advocate on behalf of abused and neglected children in court.