Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA)
A Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) is a trained community volunteer appointed by a Juvenile Court judge to speak up for the best interests of an abused, neglected or abandoned child involved in Juvenile Court deprivation proceedings. CASA volunteers serve as the eyes and ears of the court by providing factual information to the court through a written report submitted to the judge.
Every year, abused and neglected children in our community are placed in foster care because they are unable to live safely at home. Imagine that you were removed from your parents, not because of something you did, but because they cannot or will not take care of you. These children encounter many strangers – law enforcement officers, foster parents, therapists, social workers, new teachers, judges and lawyers. Hopefully, one of these strangers is a CASA volunteer. The CASA volunteer researches the case, learns everything about the child’s special situation and presents findings to the Juvenile Court Judge. With the help of dedicated CASA volunteers, these vulnerable children find safe, permanent homes as quickly as possible.”
Gordon County Court Appointed Special Advocates (Gordon County CASA) is a court sponsored program that recruits, screens, trains, and supervises community volunteers. Gordon County CASA is an affiliate program of Georgia CASA and a member of National CASA. Currently Georgia CASA has 47 affiliate programs that are also members of National CASA.
Anne Pitts, CASA Director
Gordon County Courthouse, 3rd Floor
P.O. Box 562
Calhoun, GA 30703
Monday – Friday, 8:30 am – 5:00 pm