What is casa?
Each year, thousands of children in Georgia who have experienced abuse or neglect are placed in foster care.
They live in our communities and neighborhoods. These children should be treated with dignity and respect — not merely survive. They deserve the chance to live in a safe and permanent home when reunification with their parents isn’t likely. Gwinnett CASA helps ensure that a qualified, compassionate adult — a CASA volunteer — will bring a sense of urgency to these children’s needs – by amplifying their voices – and by improving their experiences in foster care.
Collaborative efforts with partners and stakeholders
Gwinnett CASA prioritizes collaboration with community stakeholders through teamwork and the exchanging of ideas to achieve the best outcomes for our children. We partner with Gwinnett County Government Volunteer Services to educate the community, internal and external partners about issues related to children and families experiencing foster care and the advocacy opportunities available within the CASA organization. These efforts build public awareness, create lasting partnerships and increase the visibility of needs to our community.
Children that are in the legal custody of Gwinnett County DFCS are physically placed in foster homes, group homes, institutional placements, or with kin. Gwinnett County CASA volunteers gather information, monitor cases, collaborate with other parties and multidisciplinary stakeholders to ensure that children’s safety, wellbeing, and permanency needs are centered at every meeting or court hearing.
Gwinnett CASA envisions that each abused and neglected child involved in juvenile court proceedings will have a safe and permanent home and strives to provide high quality advocacy to every child, each day. To ensure the safety and wellbeing of children served.
Become a Volunteer
CASA volunteers are everyday people from all walks of life who advocate for the well-being of Gwinnett's children who experience foster care. They are specially trained and appointed by the court to amplify these children's voices and to improve their well-being while they are engaged in foster care. Their sole purpose is to provide compassionate, individualized attention that will help each child in foster care find a safe, permanent home.