Georgia Court Appointed Special Advocates, Inc. (Georgia CASA) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of children in foster care throughout the state. By advocating for children who have experienced abuse or neglect, our volunteers amplify each child’s voice and help change a child’s story.
What do CASA Volunteers do….
CASA volunteers serve as the eyes and ears of the court. With support from CASA staff the volunteer serves in the following capacity:
Establish a stable, one-on-one relationship with a child in foster care and get to know the child’s unique history.
Gather information from anyone who can shed light on the child’s situation – teachers, foster parents, family members, physicians, etc.
Attend court proceedings (usually every six months) and make fact-based, informed and independent recommendation to the judge about what is in the child’s best interests.
Advocate for timeliness and permanency for children involved in juvenile court proceedings
Help the child plan and develop age-appropriate goals.
Bring a sense of urgency to the child’s needs and promote safety
Ensure the child has access to needed medical, education, career, and housing services.
Remain involved until the case is permanently resolved to keep the focus on the child
Become a CASA Volunteer. You will be fully trained and will have a full support team behind you