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Court Appointed Special Advocate

Open Opportunity

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Age Limit21 and up
Description
Each year, hundreds of Clarke and Oconee children find themselves involved in the court system through no fault of their own. Some are victims of violence, psychological torment, or sexual abuse. Others have been abandoned by their own parents. Most are frightened and confused. Often these children also become victims of the overburdened child welfare system – a complex legal network of lawyers, social workers, and judges who are too frequently over worked. CASAs help give detailed attention to each child.

CASA volunteers meet with the children assigned on their case, review the DFCS file, speak to others that will shed light on the child’s situation and attend the Juvenile Court hearings. Reports are made concerning the best interest of the child, and every effort is made to find a safe and stable permanent home where they can feel security and love.

Volunteers must be 21-years-old and submit to a criminal background check, child abuse and sex offender registry checks as well as be fingerprinted.
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Location: 693 N. Pope St., Athens, GA 30601