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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.

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, Randolph, Miller, Early ,Seminole, Quitman, Clay counties.

Because our program serves threse judicial circuits, our training is being offered both person and virtually.