Help improve the lives of foster children in your community by getting involved with CASA.
Become a CASA Volunteer
CASA volunteers are everyday people from all walks of life who do exceptional work. They are trained to advocate for the well-being of Georgia’s children in foster care and are appointed by the court to speak up for a child’s best interests. That’s their sole purpose.
What does a CASA volunteer do?
- Establish a stable, one-on-one relationship with a child in foster care and get to know the child’s unique history
- Gather information from anyone who can shed light on the child’s situation – teachers, foster parents, family members, physicians, etc.
- Help the child plan and develop age appropriate goals
- Ensure the child has access to needed medical, education, career, and housing services
- Attend court proceedings (usually every six months) and make an informed, independent recommendation to the judge about what is in the child’s best interests
- Bring a sense of urgency to the child’s needs and promote safety
- Advocate for timeliness and permanency for children involved in juvenile court proceedings
Remain involved until the case is permanently resolved to keep the focus on the child
“Children are in need of dreams; children entering juvenile court have no dreams or hope for the future. CASA gives them that hope and helps them to understand that what has happened to them is not their fault; they are not defective or substandard. CASA volunteers are there to help a child rise above it all.”
Five Steps to Make a Difference
The actions of a single person — a CASA volunteer — can mean everything to a child in foster care. A child with a CASA is more likely to get needed services and be placed in a permanent, stable home. CASA volunteers make a difference every day. You can, too. Become a volunteer.
Our volunteers answer your questions
To get a real-world view of volunteering with CASA, check out our Ask A CASA videos. Our volunteers respond to frequently asked questions in their own words, based on their personal experiences as CASA volunteers.
Still have questions?
Find a Program
Georgia CASA currently supports 47 affiliate programs serving 151 counties. To find a program near you, use our Program Directory to search by county or name of the program.
Develop an Affiliate Program
If your county is not being served, learn how you can support developing a CASA program to help the abused and neglected children in your community.
A schedule of upcoming Volunteer Training sessions appears below for affiliate CASA programs that have requested to be listed. If you don’t see a particular program listed, please contact the program directly.
Gregory A. Adams Juvenile Justice Center
4309 Memorial Dr.
Decatur, GA 30032
Monday, March 4 at 11:00 a.m.
Tuesday, March 5 at 6:15 p.m.
Traditional/Classroom: Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. on January 15, 17, 22, 29 and 31, February 7, 12 and 19
Flex: Thursdays from 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. on February 28, March 7, 14 and 28 and April 4
1225 Third Ave.
Columbus, GA 31901
March 11 from 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Mondays and Thursdays from January 24 – February 21 (no class February 14)
5:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Mondays and Thursdays from March 11 – April 8
5:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Fulton County CASA
Romae T. Powell Juvenile Justice Center
395 Pryor St. SW
Atlanta, GA 30312
February 25 (Mondays, 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.)
February 20, March 6 & 20 (Wednesdays, 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.)
February 5 – March 12 (Tuesdays, 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.)
Clayton County Youth Development & Justice Center
9163 Tara Blvd.
Jonesboro, GA 30236
Spring 2019: March 18 – April 17 (Mondays and Wednesdays from 9:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. OR 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.)
Summer 2019: June 3 – July 8 (Mondays and Wednesdays from 9:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. OR 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.)
Fall 2019: September 4 – October 7 (Mondays and Wednesdays from 9:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. OR 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.)
603 Washington St. SW
Gainesville, GA 30501
Tuesdays and Thursdays from February 12 – March 19
5:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Tuesdays from April 16 – May 21
9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Saturdays and Sundays from July 20 – 28
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Tuesdays and Thursdays from August 20 – September 26
5:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Cartersville, GA 30120
Tuesdays from January 22 – March 8
6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
A Thursday morning class may be added if evening class fills
693 N. Pope St.
Athens, GA 30601
Wednesday, May 8 from 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. OR 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Trainings (Combo of Traditional & Flex)
Thursdays from February 7 – March 19 (no class March 14)
10:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. OR 5:30 – 9:00 p.m.
Fridays beginning May 31
10:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
March 27, 2019
August 3, 2019