The 2018 hurricane season has been extraordinarily active in parts of the U.S., with Hurricane Florence currently impacting millions in the Carolinas. As this natural disaster unfolds, the staff here at VolunteerMatch is doing its part to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you are prepared and safe. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know about the most effective ways to contribute.
Through individualized attention, CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) 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 promote safety, permanency and well-being through independent recommendations.
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 and the child is placed in a safe, permanent home.