CASA Day at the Capitol will take place on Feb. 14 at the State Capitol in Atlanta with nearly 300 child advocates, including 11 from Liberty, Ware and McIntosh counties.
An annual event hosted by Georgia Court Appointed Special Advocates (Georgia CASA), the day centers around CASA volunteers, board members and staff from across the state meeting with members of the Georgia Legislature to thank them for their support of the CASA organization and to share concerns about the abused and neglected children in foster care that their CASA programs serve.
This year’s event includes a legislative briefing, meeting with legislators and a luncheon.
Atlantic Area CASA is an affiliate of Georgia CASA, a nonprofit organization with 46 community-based affiliate programs. The CASA program helps make sure a qualified, compassionate adult will advocate a child’s right to be safe, to be treated with dignity and respect and to learn and grow in the safe embrace of a loving family.
Last year, more than 2,400 CASA volunteers in Georgia served more than 11,200 abused and neglected children. Locally, 30 CASA volunteers served 157 children in Liberty, Long, Bryan, Evans, McIntosh, Tattnall, Pierce and Ware counties.
For more information about the CASA program and/or local attendance at CASA Day at the Capitol, contact Atlantic Area CASA at 912-876-3816 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
To learn more about the CASA organization throughout Georgia, visit www.gacasa.org or call 800-251-4012.