CASA of the Appalachian Judicial Circuit
- Social and Family Services
- Non Profits
Appalachian CASA, or Court Appointed Special Advocates, serve Fannin, Gilmer and Pickens Counties by providing trained and supervised volunteers who advocate for the best interests of abused and neglected children in juvenile court proceedings. Our trained volunteers are appointed by a juvenile court judge, gather information about the child's case, attend all court proceedings, give an independent report to the judge in the best interests of the child, and have time to give to the child since each volunteer handles only one or two cases at a time.
- Every 15 minutes in Georgia, a child is the victim of confirmed abuse or neglect.
- In Georgia, more than 14,000 children are in the legal custody of the state.
- There are over 900 CASA programs throughout the United States.
- In fiscal year, CASA programs in Georgia had over 2,224 volunteers who served over 7,780 children in care.
- Currently, 80 Appalachian CASA volunteers advocate for the best interest of children.