Lafayette Young Advocacy Specialist, Georgia CASA

Lafayette Young, Jr. has dedicated his career to working with and serving children & families who are vulnerable within the field of Child Welfare for nearly 14 years.  Lafayette obtained an Associate‚Äôs degree from Heartland Community College with a concentration on Criminal Justice. Subsequently, Lafayette Young, Jr. earned a Bachelor of Liberal Arts degree from Lincoln College.  In addition, Lafayette recently earned his Masters of Social Work degree from Erikson Institute with a concentration in Children & Families, and Child Development.

 

He has served as a Child Welfare Specialist with in the state of Illinois.  Lafayette joined the CASA family nearly 4 years ago. He has served as Advocate Supervisor with the CASA of Cook County program in Chicago Illinois, and subsequently promoted to the role of Director of Recruitment & Training and Director of Community Outreach.  

Since June 4th 2018, , Lafayette has worked with Georgia Court Appointed Special Advocates as the new Advocacy Specialist, where he is responsible for providing advocacy as it relates to kindship, permanency, and education trainings for supervisor coordinators.  Lafayette brings expertise as being trauma informed with a focus on cultural humility.

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