How to help abused/neglected children in Savannah, Chatham County


CASA Savannah Chatham County volunteer sessions 2020 virtual

You can change an abused or neglected child’s story.

Savannah/Chatham County’s nonprofit CASA program, part of a national program which stands for Court Appointed Special Advocates, is in need of more volunteers to represent the best interests of abused or neglected children in the court system.

This week’s newspaper article spotlights how a Savannah CASA volunteer helped save a teen who ran away with a man she met online. Read it here. 

You, too, can become a CASA volunteer. Online CASA volunteer info sessions are held regularly.

Virtual informational sessions for volunteers
Thurs. Nov. 19 2020, 5:30pm
Thurs. Dec. 10 2020, 5:30pm

Register for the online info sessions on how to be a CASA volunteer here. 

CASA trains volunteers to serve as the eyes and ears of judges in child abuse and neglect cases. A newly trained volunteer is appointed one case at first to research in depth. This involves talking to the children, relatives, teachers and others, attending court hearings, completing court reports and more. The volunteer then reports back to the judge with information gathered about what would be in the best interest of the child.

Abused or neglected children in the court system who have a CASA volunteer are more likely to find a safe, permanent home, more likely to get more help while in the system, and more likely to do better in school.

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