Our Mission

The Mission of Southwest Georgia Court Appointed Special Advocates (SOWEGA CASA) is to recruit, screen, train and supervise volunteers to advocate for abused and neglected children throughout Southwest Georgia.


Our Purpose

CASA volunteers provide a voice for children in court by making sure their best interests are considered by the courts, social service system, and community service providers; thus, assuring the child’s right to an appropriate placement and permanent home.


What is CASA?

A Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) is trained community volunteer appointed by a judge to speak up for the best interests of an abused or neglected child involved in a juvenile court dependency proceeding.


A CASA volunteer protects a child's right to be safe, to be treated with dignity and respect, and to learn and grow in the safe embrace of a loving family.


Did you Know?

  • Every day in Georgia, 33 children are the victims of confirmed abuse or neglect.
  • About 7,500 children, at any one time, are in state custody because they are unable to live safely at home.

Contacts

Karan Albritton
CASA Program Director
Karan Albritton

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Stacee Fussell
Southwestern Judicial Circuit
Advocate Coordinator
Stacee Fussell

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Rosie Dean
Cordele Judicial Circuit
Advocate Coordinator
Rosie Dean

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Our CASA program serves 3 Judicial Circuits

Southwestern Judicial Circuit

Serving Sumter, Schley, Macon, Lee, Stewart, and Webster counties

Cordele Judicial Circuit

Serving Crisp, Dooly, Ben Hill, and Wilcox counties

Patalula Judicial Circuit

Serving Terrell and Randolph counties

Because our program serves three judicial circuits, our training is being offered in both the Americus and Cordele areas.
If there is a particular county or counties that are more convenient for you to serve in, please let us know.

We'll be happy to accommodate you.

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