CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) volunteers are citizen volunteers, supported by experienced and knowledgeable staff members, offering individualized attention and best-interests advocacy for children in foster care in Georgia. Bringing urgency to a child's needs, both in and out of a courtroom, CASA volunteers advocate for a safe, permanent home for each child when reunification with the child's family isn't likely.
CASA volunteers interview anyone who may be able to shed light on the child's needs. CASA volunteers then go to court and make recommendations to the judge, based on their independent assessment, about what is the child's best interest. The CASA volunteer remains involved to keep the focus on the child until the case is permanently resolved.
No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.
About Georgia CASA
75 Marietta St. NW, Suite 404, Atlanta, GA 30303, US
Georgia CASA develops and supports court-sanctioned, community-based affiliate programs that provide trained and supervised volunteers to advocate for abused and neglected children involved in juvenile court dependency proceedings.
Through individualized attention, CASA volunteers advocate for the best interests of Georgia's abused and neglected children. Bringing urgency to a child's needs, both in and out of a courtroom, CASA volunteers advocate for safety, permanency and well-being through independent recommendations. As community partners in the child welfare system, CASA volunteers increase abused and neglected children's access to services, promote safety, and advocate for timeliness and permanency for children involved in juvenile court proceedings. CASA volunteers are independent advocates and provide individualized attention for children in a massive state system. Georgia CASA develops and supports CASA programs in the state. Statewide activities include CASA at the Capitol Day, a state conference and other events.