Standing up, Speaking out. The Voice of the Child.
Athens CASA is a group of ordinary people doing extraordinary work. Athens CASA recruits and trains community volunteers to serve as Court Appointed Special Advocates. CASAs then advocate in Juvenile Court on behalf of children that have been abused and neglected.
CASA Volunteers are ordinary citizens who make a commitment to serve on behalf of our community's most vulnerable children. CASA Volunteers build relationships with children and learn about their unique circumstances in order to make an informed and objective recommendation to Juvenile Court regarding the child's best interests. CASA Volunteers complete specialized training in child abuse and neglect, child development, family dynamics, substance abuse, mental health and domestic violence to guide them in their work as Court Appointed Special Advocates. No specific background or education is required, the CASA program provides all of the necessary training to effectively do this work. Bring your unique perspective to the CASA team!