The goal of CASA is a safe and permanent home for abused and neglected children.
Research demonstrates that abused and neglected children who rapidly find a safe, permanent home in which to heal can overcome their trauma; those who don’t often experience:
Become abusers themselves
Kids Count 2010
The Kids Count 2010 data book has recently been released by the Annie E. Casey Foundation. It includes national and state-by-state data and rankings on ten key indicators of child well-being. Unfortunately, Georgia has consistently ranked near the bottom of the states. The 2010 Georgia ranking was #42. You can get more information and access data from Kids Count 2010.
Backpacks for CASA from the Office Depot Foundation
In August, the Office Depot Foundation, through a partnership with National CASA, donated 7,500 backpacks for foster children in Georgia. Affiliate CASA programs from across the state came to Atlanta to receive backpacks for distribution to the children they serve. A very special thank you goes to Chick-fil-A, Inc., for donating warehouse space and helping with loading when affiliate programs picked up their backpacks. View photos on our Facebook page!
Court Appointed Special Advocates
Ogeechee Judicial Circuit
515 Denmark Street
Statesboro, GA 30458