Savannah/ Chatham CASA and Juvenile Court Judges Leroy Burke, Lisa Colbert, and Thomas Cole will swear in the 100th Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) volunteer on Monday, August 5, 2019 at 10:00am at the Chatham County Juvenile Court (197 Carl Griffin Dr.) Savannah/ Chatham CASA has been aggressively recruiting, training, and swearing in community volunteers to reach the goal of serving 100 percent of children in foster care.
CASA board members and staff, Juvenile Court staff, and Department of Family and Children Services staff will be present to celebrate this wonderful milestone.
The volunteers recently completed 30 hours of in-class and online training as well as 10 hours of court observation in order to serve as a CASA. The new volunteers are motivated and passionate community members representing various neighborhoods across Chatham County with unique professional and personal experiences.
A CASA volunteer is appointed by a Chatham County Juvenile Court Judge to watch over and advocate for children who have experienced abuse and neglect to make sure they don’t get lost in the overburdened legal and social service system or languish in an inappropriate group or foster home. Volunteers stay with each case until it is closed and the child is placed in a safe, permanent home. By advocating on the child’s behalf, a CASA volunteer amplifies the child’s voice to ensure that their needs, desires, and challenges are heard.
Press and public are welcome to attend this celebratory event. For more infotion, contact Kate Blair at email@example.com or 912.856.1344