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May is National Foster Care Month, which is a time to acknowledge families and professionals who help children and youth in foster care find permanent homes and connections. CASA advocates for children in foster care! Please support our advocacy efforts.
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Court Appointed Special Advocates of Southwest Georgia is hosting our awareness and fundraising on line. Join us on Instagram, Facebook, or at casaswga.org to view our stories of advocacy in our area and to support our child victim advocacy efforts.
In 2020, CASA of Southwest Georgia served more than 200 children. Our volunteers worked through difficult and uncertain times to make fact based, best interest recommendations to the juvenile court judges. CASA volunteers are everyday people from all walks of life who advocate for the well-being of Georgia’s children who experience foster care. They are specially trained and appointed by the court to amplify a child’s voice and improve a child’s experience in foster care. Their sole purpose is to provide compassionate, individualized attention that will help each child in foster care find a safe, permanent home.
CASA of Southwest Georgia is issuing a call to action. We are in urgent need for additional volunteers and financial support to meet the needs of our children in foster care and to ensure that every child in foster care has a CASA to advocate for their Best Interest! CASA of Southwest Georgia is currently serving 86% of the children in foster care and with your support, we are confident we can serve 100%!
CASA advocates for abused, neglected, and abandoned children who are in foster care and involved in Juvenile Court proceedings. CASAs are trained and supervised volunteers who advocate for what is in a child’s BEST INTEREST and make recommendations to the juvenile court judge.
CASA is the voice for the child!
CASA stands for Court Appointed Special Advocates. CASAs are specially trained volunteers who are appointed as "Officers of the Court" to an abused or neglected child. Their role is to make recommendations to the Court about what is in the child's best interest. The volunteer will draw together this information by getting to know the child and gathering information from other persons who are involved in this child's life. CASA volunteers are an active part of the child's team that is working toward ensuring that the child has a safe, stable and permanent home.
Other members of the team may include the child's Department of Family and Children Services foster care worker, foster parents, biological parents, extended family, teachers, doctors, and therapists.
In the Southwest Georgia CASA program, volunteers are appointed to children between the ages of birth to 18+, who have been abused or neglected and are in the foster care system. Our children come in all colors, shapes and sizes.
All of them have suffered the trauma of abuse and neglect and being separated from their family, friends, pets, school, and neighborhood. Their whole world has been turned upside down and they now find themselves living with strangers.
The longer these children are in the system, the more chaotic their lives become; moving from foster home to foster home, changing schools, social workers who come and go, family who no longer visit.
Volunteers receive 40 hours of training that involves independent study, class time, and court observation.Topics include:
Then CASA is right for you!
CASA of Southwest Georgia
Nan McIntosh, Executive Director
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CASA of Southwest Georgia
P.O. Box 323
115 Troupe Street
Bainbridge, GA 39818
CASA aims to make a difference, one child at a time,
by being assertive advocates for children and their well
being. We owe children the best that we have to give!
Member of The National Court Appointed Special Advocate Association
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