Rockdale Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) is a nonprofit organization whose primary purpose is to be a child’s voice in court. Through the use of trained and supervised volunteers, abused and neglected children will have an advocate to represent their best interest, to advocate for resources and to help the legal system be more child-focused, one child at a time; so that a child’s right to a permanent and safe home is ensured.
CASA was established in 1996 by Juvenile Court Judge William Schneider. We are a non-profit organization that trains community volunteers to advocate for the best interest of abused and neglected children in juvenile court proceedings.
Judge Schneider had a vision that each abused and neglected child in Rockdale County involved in juvenile court proceedings shall have an advocate – someone to speak up for their best interests. The program has grown from two volunteers in 1996 to over 50 currently. Our volunteers advocate for over 250 children a year!