Towaliga Accountability Courts, Inc.

Serving Lamar, Butts, and Monroe Counties



Towaliga CASA        


101 Commerce Place, Suite 3  / Barnesville, GA 30204 

 office 770-358-5629 / fax 770-344-4997


CASA Volunteer

 

CourAppointeSpecial Advocat(CASA) itrained community 

volunteer who is appointed bjudgto advocate for the best interests of an abused or neglected child involved in juvenile court dependency proceedings.

 

ThCASA volunteer gathers informatioabouthchild’s situation

attendcourt proceedings and makes are commendation to the judge so that the judge has the information to make a decision about the child’s future.

  

CASA volunteer protecta child’s right tbe safe, tbe treatewith  dignity and respect, and tlearangrow ithsafe embrace of a loving family.

 

VISION : Each abused or neglected child involved in juvenile court proceedings shall have a safe and permanent home.


Benefits of Being a CASA

 

As a CASA volunteer, you will ultimately help to change a child’s life for a brighter future. You can help to end the cycle of abuse and neglect. Among many other benefits, you will have an opportunity to learn about the juvenile court system and become actively involved in your community.

Qualifications

 

 

Sincere care for the well-being of children

At least 21 years of age

Pass criminal background checks

Good verbal & written communication skills

Ability to be objective & non-judgmental

Available to attend all court hearings

Commitment to CASA program for at least 1 year or preferably until case is resolved

How to Become a CASA

 

Complete an application, including personal and professional references

Undergo criminal background checks

Be interviewed by a CASA staff person

Complete 40 hours of training

Be sworn-in by a judge



For more information about Towaliga CASA contact Brittney Elliott, Program Assistant at

 770-358-5629 or email belliott@tacourts.com.



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