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 the best interests of children who have experienced abuse or neglect, our volunteers help ensure children have the opportunity to thrive and reach their full potential with the support of permanent connections to family.
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 - and as of 2023, now serving all 159 counties 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 each child.
Be inspired and moved by watching this 3-minute video segment illustrating the work of a CASA volunteer in the Tifton area.