Is my donation tax deductible?
CASA Ogeechee is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Your gifts are tax deductible to the full extent of the law. You can donate here: https://paypal.me/ChildAdvocacy
What does CASA stand for?
What qualifications does a CASA volunteer advocate need?
How often are the pre-Service trainings held?
At what point are CASA trainees sworn in as official CASAs?
How is a CASA assigned to a case?
Children come into care of the Department of Family and Children’s Services (DFCS) when a DFCS caseworker demonstrates to the court that negligence/abuse occurred by a caretaker. Children do NOT come into custody by any fault of their own. They are innocent. A CASA is assigned as soon after the child is deemed dependent. The court will call CASA and request that a CASA Volunteer be present at this hearing and subsequently assigned to the case. CASA will decide which CASA Volunteer will be appointed to the case according to availability and other factors. Sometimes a foster parent, attorney or case worker will request a CASA Volunteer be appointed to a particular case. Occasionally, during visits, another child in a foster home will ask a CASA Volunteer to be appointed to them as well. Under these special circumstances, the CASA Program Director will speak with the Judge and at the Judge’s discretion a CASA Volunteer may be appointed.
What kind of support is available to CASAs after they accept a case?
The CASA Executive Director and the Advocacy and Training Coordinators are available via telephone, e-mail and in person. She will also accompany CASAs on home visits and social service meetings/reviews when requested. Georgia CASA, National CASA, and Ogeechee CASA offer In-Service trainings and peer group meetings where training groups have the chance to reunite and support one another.
I’m interested! What is my first step?
Request, complete and submit a volunteer application by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.