Court Appointed Special Advocates of the Appalachian Judicial Circuit (Appalachian CASA) trains community volunteers to advocate for abused and neglected children in the Appalachian Judicial Circuit which cover Fannin, Gilmer, and Pickens counties. Our advocates speak up for the best interest of children in juvenile court proceedings to ensure that children find safe, loving, and permanent homes.
Our Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA's) stand up for safety and stability for abused and neglected children. They represent these children in juvenile court proceedings, ensuring that their cases are well managed.
Our CASA volunteers are responsible individuals trained to serve as Court Appointed Special Advocates. Appalachian CASA provides them with the support and resources they need to protect abused and neglected children in the Appalachian Judicial Circuit.
Our volunteers complete a rigorous 40-hour pre-service training course to become Court Appointed Special Advocates. Once all requirements have been satisfied, they are sworn in by a juvenile court judge as officers of the court and are assigned a case.
Our CASA volunteers give a substantial amount of time and personal commitment to ensuring that neglected and abused children are well represented.