Tifton Gazette

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January 29, 2013

Local child advocates to attend CASA Day in Atlanta

TIFTON — CASA Day at the capitol will take place Tuesday, Feb. 5 at the state capitol in Atlanta. Staff and child advocates from Coastal Plain CASA, Inc. plan to attend.

An annual event hosted by Georgia Court Appointed Special Advocates (Georgia CASA), Inc., the day centers around CASA volunteers, board members and staff from across the state meeting with members of the Georgia legislature and sharing their concerns about the abused and neglected children in foster care that their CASA programs serve.

This year’s event will celebrate the 25th year of the CASA organization in Georgia with House and Senate resolutions that morning. The event will also include a legislative briefing and CASA group photo. CASA constituents will also meet with their legislators, concluding with a luncheon to thank the legislators for their support of the CASA organization and child welfare issues.

Coastal Plain CASA, Inc. is an affiliate of Georgia CASA, a nonprofit organization with 47 community-based affiliate programs. The CASA program is central to fulfilling society’s most fundamental obligation by making sure a qualified, compassionate adult will fight for and protect 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.

Last year, over 1,960 CASA volunteers in Georgia served over 8,800 abused and neglected children. Locally, 35 CASA volunteers served 141 children in Tift, Turner, Irwin and Worth counties.

For more information about your community’s CASA program and/or local attendance at CASA Day at the Capitol, contact Coastal Plain CASA, Inc. at 386-9765 or dregister@cpcasa.org. To learn more about the CASA organization throughout Georgia, visit www.gacasa.org or call 404-874-2888 or 800-251-4012.

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