Welcome to Floyd County CASA!
Floyd County Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) provides
trained and supervised volunteers to speak for the best interest of abused and
neglected children who are involved in the local juvenile court system for
foster care, and assists in finding a permanent, safe, and loving home for each
of these children as soon as possible.
CASA is one of the smallest CASA Programs in Georgia, but serves the county
with the highest number of children in foster care, per capita.
Currently, Floyd County CASA has
staff serving more
children. As of June 2014, there were
325 children in foster care in Floyd County. In keeping with the National CASA Association's plan for progress,
we must recruit, train, and have many more volunteers available to ensure that each foster child has an advocate to speak for them
Who is a CASA Volunteer?
CASA volunteers are everyday people of all ages and backgrounds who are willing to be the voice of an abused or neglected child involved in Juvenile Court proceedings. The goal of the CASA volunteer is to find every child a safe, permanent, loving home as soon as possible because...
"Every child's voice deserves to be heard"
Independent research has demonstrated that children with a CASA volunteer are substantially less likely to spend time in long-term foster care and less likely to reenter care.
A child with a CASA/GAL volunteer is more likely to find a safe, permanent home:
More likely to be adopted
Half as likely to re-enter foster care
Substantially less likely to spend time in long-term foster care
More likely to have a plan for permanency, especially children of color