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.
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. Today, 46 affiliate CASA programs across Georgia exist to recruit, screen, train, and supervise CASA volunteers — specially-trained adults appointed by the court to provide best-interest advocacy to children experiencing in foster care. CASA volunteers offer compassionate, individualized attention to help each child find a safe, permanent home when reunification isn’t likely.
Check out this brief video from Jen King, Georgia CASA's Executive Director:
Be inspired and moved by watching this 10-minute video illustrating the powerful impact of three CASA volunteers in Georgia: