Judge Ree J. Casey-Jones, of Shreveport, recently received the Angels in Adoption Award from the Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute in Washington DC. The national award is given based on outstanding work within the child welfare system. Casey-Jones was elected to the Caddo Parish Juvenile Court in 2016. During her tenure, she has been a strong advocate for children and families through her work with the Family Preservation Court, Juvenile Human Trafficking Court, delinquencies, and adoptions. She was in the practice with her father, Billy R. Casey, before being elected. She is a former volunteer for the Northwest Louisiana Pro Bono Project where she represented families as an attorney in family court who are unable to afford a private attorney. She received the award in October 2019.