A CASA Advocate is a screened and trained community volunteer who is appointed by a judge to advocate for an abused or neglected child in juvenile court dependency proceedings at no fault of their own.
Pre-service advocacy trainings occur twice a year. Typically in March and September. Training days are Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday evenings from 6pm - 9pm and last approximately 3 weeks. Upon completion of the training, you will be sworn in as a CASA by Judge Edwards and obtain a certificate of completion to represent the best interest of abused and neglected children in the juvenile court system in Houston County, GA.
Through recommendations to the Juvenile Judge, CASAs advocate for the physical, emotional, educational, spiritual, and intellectual well-being of the child(ren) served. Other core advocacy goals are safety and permanency with each CASA assignment.
Lift up a child's voice. A child's life.
- Verbal / Written Communication
- Child Welfare
- People Skills
- Critical Thinking
- Brand Development & Messaging
- CSR / Volunteer Coordination
Good Match For
People 55+ Group
Requirements & Commitment
- Driver's License Needed
- Background Check
- Must be at least 21
- Orientation or Training
- At least 1yr. commitment, or until case ends
- National CASA training curriculum. Must be dependable and committed.