Savannah/Chatham Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA), Inc. appointed seven new CASA volunteers on Tuesday, August
27, 2013. These dedicated individuals successfully completed 40-hours of training and have committed to serving as the voice for abused and neglected children in Chatham County. The new volunteers are: Hassanah Bolton, Angel Jackson, Willie Jackson, Juliann Rogers, Lee Ann Rushing, Jenny Rutherford, and Vanito Smith.
For over 21 years, the nonprofit organization, Savannah/Chatham CASA, trains and supports volunteers to speak out and act as advocates for the best interests of abused and neglected children. They are trained to work within the child welfare and family court systems and are appointed by judges to individual cases. With the help of a CASA volunteer, a child is half as likely to languish in the foster care system, and that much more likely to find a safe and permanent home. The local program supports over 60 volunteers that currently provides advocacy for over 200 children in Chatham County.