Each day in Newton and Walton counties, children are beaten, battered, sexually abused, emotionally injured or neglected. These children find themselves in court where a maze of social workers, therapists, attorneys, and judges must determine their future. Too many children risk falling through the cracks in an overwhelmed system- they need a strong voice speaking out for their best interest.
Alcovy CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) is a non-profit organization that trains community volunteers to advocate for the best interest of abused and neglected children in juvenile court proceedings.
CASA volunteers talk with the child, parents, therapists, attorneys, and other individuals who have knowledge of the child’s situation. The volunteer then comes to court and makes a recommendation, focusing solely on the child’s best interest. After the court hearing, the volunteer remains involved with the case, monitoring the orders of the Court to ensure that the child is receiving the appropriate services in a timely fashion.
No special experience or education is required- just willingness to learn and remain objective and committed to a child. CASA volunteers come from all ethnic, educational, and professional backgrounds.
Our volunteers are currently at maximum case load capacity. As new cases emerge, there will be so many more children that need a voice. There is a child in Newton and Walton County that needs YOUR voice!
These are the families that you see in the grocery store and these are the children learning in your child’s class. Your community needs YOU!
For more information on how you can become involved, contact Alcovy CASA, Inc. at 770-385-7450.