Change a Child's Story. When a child experiences abuse and neglect, the world becomes a scarier place. The child welfare and juvenile justice systems are necessary to protect children, but these processes can be overwhelming and intimidating, and many times the child becomes lost in them.
A Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) is a trained volunteer who remains uniquely focused on a child's best interests, representing them throughout every court proceeding until safety and permanency have been achieved. Many times, the CASA Volunteer becomes one of the most stable and reliable people in a child's life.
Join the Friends of Athens CASA today to help Change a Child's Story. Your gift supports the training and supervision of CASA Volunteers so that every child has a specially trained individual advocating for their best interests.