The mission of Child Advocacy Services, SEGA, Inc., (CASSEGA) the sponsoring agency for CASA Ogeechee, Prevent Child Abuse Ogeechee and Ogeechee Visitation Center is to prevent child abuse and neglect and ensure the overall well-being of children and families through advocacy, education, networking, and evidence-based prevention programs in the Ogeechee Judicial Circuit, which encompasses the 2158 square miles of Bulloch, Effingham, Jenkins and Screven counties.
We believe in a community where every child and family have access to resources to help them thrive in a safe and loving home.
Of character: integrity, honesty, trust, fairness, respect and concern for others.
Of performance: excellence, innovation, commitment, communication, diversity, equity, inclusion and teamwork.
CASA Ogeechee recruits, screens, trains and supervises volunteers who provide community-based advocacy that promotes the best interest of children who are victims of abuse and neglect. CASA Volunteers advocate for permanency for cases that are assigned by a juvenile judge, providing a voice to children throughout court proceedings and decisions that impact their future.
Supervision and Education
The Ogeechee Visitation Centers provide safe and nurturing facilities where children are able to create or maintain a familial bond through supervised visitation. OVC provides supervised visitation for child victims of abuse and neglect or families ordered through child custody proceedings. Caregivers receive individualized parent coaching and access to evidence-based parent education classes.
Linking Families to Resources
Prevent Child Abuse (PCA) Ogeechee follows practices and standard set forth by PCA Georgia to connect individual to resources through FindHelpGA.org.
We work to increase public awareness on child abuse and neglect prevention and supervised visitation through training, education, events, and media campaigns.
We are a part of statewide networks of individuals, agencies and communities dedicated to preventing child abuse and neglect. Networks include CASA/GAL, Supervised Visitation Network and Prevent Child Abuse, and local community collaboratives.
We implement innovative prevention programs that use research-based models, provided by state and national networks. Through hosting community webinars and events for child and family serving professionals and community members.