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CASA of Forsyth County, Inc. Charity Profile
A Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) is a trained community volunteer appointed by a judge to speak up for the best interests of an abused or neglected child involved in a juvenile court proceeding.
Every child should have a safe, loving, and permanent home but many do not. Each year in Georgia, thousands of children become entangled in the juvenile justice and foster care systems because they are victims of abuse or neglect. A large majority of the children are taken from their homes and placed in an already overburdened system.
Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) programs provide an innovative, cost-effective approach to a very urgent crisis. CASA programs screen, train and supervise volunteers to provide individualized advocacy for these innocent victims. The CASA provides an independent source of information for the judge who must decide their future.
CASA of Forsyth County, Inc. Volunteer Information
All CASA volunteers are required to complete 40 hours of training (30 hours classroom and 10 hours courtroom observation) and complete a criminal background check. New volunteer training is scheduled in the Spring and Fall of every year.
CASA of Forsyth County, Inc. Donation Information
CASA of Forsyth County Inc. is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization managed by a volunteer board of directors. We are honored to be a United Way Partner Agency. Donations to our organization are tax deductible and are greatly appreciated!.