CASA volunteer honored _lowres

Photo provided by Jennifer Mayer -- Liz Judice, left, is honored Jan. 29 at the Power of 9 Honors Luncheon at Boudreaux’s for her volunteer work with CASA as her CASA supervisor Sharon Norwood looks on.

Liz Judice, a volunteer with Capital Area Court Appointed Special Advocate Association, was honored in January as one of the 2014 Power of 9 award winners.

Once a month, WAFB-TV highlights volunteer work through its Power of 9 program and those winner were all honored Jan. 29 at a luncheon hosted by Capital Area Unites Way, WAFB and Capital One Bank.

Judice, who won the October award, also received a Louisiana Volunteer Service Award from the Office of the Lieutenant Governor.

In her four years as a CASA volunteer, Judice has devoted more than 400 hours to advocating for a teenage girl in foster care. Judice serves as a consistent, stable presence for her and speaks up for her needs as she navigates the juvenile justice and child protection systems.

Capital Area CASA recruits, trains and supervises community volunteers who advocate for abused and neglected youth living in foster care to help them reach safe, permanent homes. Volunteers are needed for CASA to continue serving every child who needs a voice, a news release said.

The next volunteer training class begins April 14.

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