Clayton County CASA

Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASAs) are trained community volunteers appointed by a judge to speak up for the best interests of children involved in juvenile court dependency proceedings. The ultimate goal of a CASA volunteer is to help make sure the child has a safe, permanent home as quickly as possible!

After completing 40 hours of classroom training and courtroom observations, CASA volunteers are sworn in by a juvenile court judge to provide an independent voice for children who are brought into the court. They work to learn about the child’s needs, make recommendations that will help the judge make far-reaching decisions that affect the child’s future, and advocate for the child’s best interest.

If you are interested in volunteering as a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA), or would like more information on our comprehensive volunteer training program, please click here or call 678-610-1061.

Interested in Volunteer Training?

Applications are currently being accepted for volunteer positions. If you or anyone you know is interested in volunteer opportunities please contact our Training Supervisor, Meredith Smith, at 678-610-1061.

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2023 CASA Training Schedule

All of our training sessions are held at the Clayton County Youth Development & Justice Center. The training sessions are held on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Each day we offer morning training sessions from 9:00am-12:00pm and evening sessions from 6pm-9pm.

At this time we will be holding a training session starting July 11, 2023. We will continue to put the safety of our children and volunteers first. Any new updates about our training sessions, moving forward, will be posted thank you for your understanding.