CONTACT PERSON: VALERIE WILLARD
PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER
| JUNE 4, 2013
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Louisiana Supreme Court Justice Jefferson D. Hughes took a big step Over the Edge for Adoption to increase awareness of the nearly 300 adoption-eligible children in Louisiana’s Foster Care program. The Over the Edge for Adoption event featured Justice Hughes, other state leaders and local celebrities rappelling the One American Place building in downtown Baton Rouge.
According to Justice Hughes, “Rappelling a building is a unique moment to focus on the need for more adoptive homes for children, however, through its Children and Families Department, the Louisiana Supreme Court is regularly engaged in initiatives that promote permanent placement of children.”
The Louisiana Supreme Court administers both the Court Improvement Program and the CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) Assistance Program which are statewide programs serving to increase permanency and well-being for children in the foster care system.
For more information about Louisiana Supreme Court services for children and families contact Karen Hallstrom at 504.599.0770.
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