In our communities, there are abused and neglected children who live in the shadows of our lives. She may be the quiet girl in your son's class, who had to move homes and change schools three times in the last year. He may be the lonely child at the park who never joins the game.
Each year in Georgia, thousands of children are placed in foster care. These children deserve to be treated with dignity and respect. They need to do more than simply survive. They need to thrive, in the safety and love of a family throughout their childhood and into adulthood. They deserve the chance to live in a safe, loving and permanent home.
CASA is central to fulfilling society’s most fundamental obligation by making sure a qualified, compassionate adult - a CASA volunteer - will fight for and protect the human rights of these children. There is no one else like a CASA volunteer who brings a sense of urgency to these children’s needs, both in and out of the courtroom.
In 1988, Georgia CASA began as a demonstration project of Kids of Georgia Need Volunteers, Inc. In 1989, two pilot CASA programs in Georgia were formed and the first CASA volunteers were sworn-in. In 1992, Georgia CASA gained independent, nonprofit status and began transitioning CASA programs into independence. Currently, 47 CASA programs exist in Georgia that are affiliates of Georgia CASA and members of the National CASA Association.
Georgia CASA is committed to maintaining a network of well-administered affiliate programs that operate independently with mutual accountability, resulting in the highest level of advocacy for all of Georgia’s dependent children.
Watch a two-minute video about the CASA organization.