Atlanta CASA volunteers serve as additional “eyes and ears” of the Court. They work with an attorney Guardian Ad Litem (GAL), the child’s attorney as well as caseworkers from the Department of Family and Children Services (DFCS). They interview anyone who may be able to shed light on the child’s needs. They attend court and make recommendations to the judge, based on their independent assessment, about what is in the child’s best interests. The CASA remains involved to keep the focus on the child until the case is permanently resolved.
Our volunteers come from all walks of life. Some are just entering the workforce, while others are retirees. Some have backgrounds in criminal justice, social work or child welfare; while others do not. The one thing they do share is a passion for helping children in need.