GA CASA Day At The Capitol


CASA Advocacy Director Julie Carter and Executive Director Marcie Smith attended the annual “CASA Day at the Capitol” event in Atlanta on February 15, 2024. The day included meeting with local and state legislators ask for continued support of CASA and child welfare issues.

CASA Day at the Capitol, an annual event hosted by Georgia Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA), Inc., was held on Thursday, February 15, at the State Capitol. CASA volunteers, board members, and staff from across the state attended a legislative briefing. This was followed by meeting members of the Georgia General Assembly to thank them and ask for their continued support of the CASA organization and to share about CASA advocacy for children who have experienced abuse or neglect and are now in foster care.

One-hundred eighteen incidents of child abuse or neglect are reported daily in the state, and every day 22 children are victims of confirmed abuse or neglect in Georgia. Last year alone, 2,500 CASA volunteers advocated for over 8,600 children in our state’s legal custody, providing each child with impartial advocacy that nurtures hope, seeks solutions, and stands in the gap between a challenging present and a promising future.

The CASA organization supports CASA volunteers, who are citizens in our community who offer individualized attention and best-interests advocacy for children in foster care. The CASA organization is the only model of this kind, built around one child and one compassionate, highly trained adult advocate. For more information about CASA, please call 770-345-3274, or email [email protected].