American Sociological Association: Sociology in Action, Juvenile Justice and Child Welfare

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What is the mission of Child Advocacy Service? Child Advocacy Services SEGA, Inc, is the sponsoring agency for CASA Ogeechee and The Visitation Centers. Through individualized attention, CASA volunteers advocate for the best interests of Georgia’s abused and neglected children. Bringing urgency to a child’s needs, both in and out of the courtroom, CASA volunteers promote safety, permanency and well-being through independent recommendations. As community partners in the child welfare system, CASA volunteers increase abused and neglected children’s access to services (including educational and health needs), promote safety, and advocate for timeliness and permanency for children involved in juvenile court proceedings. CASA volunteers are independent advocates and provide individualized attention for children in a massive state system (www.arcmedia.agency/sega).