Floyd 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.
CASA volunteers are appointed by judges to advocate for the best interests of abused and neglected children in court and other settings.
The primary responsibilities of a CASA volunteer are to:
- Provide written reports at court hearings
- Advocate for the child's best interests and provide testimony (in court) when necessary
- Explain to the child what is happening in his/her case
- Seek cooperative solutions among individuals and organizations involved in the child's lives
- Recommend services: Ensure that the children and their family are receiving appropriate services and advocate for those that are not immediately available
- Bring concerns about the child's health, education, mental health, etc. to the appropriate professionals
- Monitor case plans and court orders: Check to see that plans are being followed and mandated review hearings are being held
- Keep the court informed of any changes in the child's situation