Today, more than 70,000 CASA volunteers are spread throughout 955 programs around the country. Because of CASA, more than 2 million children have found their way to a safe home. CASA is the only program of its kind. In the child welfare and family court systems, it is nothing short of a transformation. Everything is built around one child and one compassionate, trained adult advocate for that child.
In 1999, Atlantic Area Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA), Inc. began in Liberty County, Georgia after Judge Russell and former Liberty County Department of Family and Children services county director Sallie W. Richardson, saw a need in Liberty County. In 2000, Atlantic Area CASA became incorporated expanded its service area to Liberty, Long, Bryan, McIntosh, Tattnall, and Evans County. In 2012, Atlantic Area CASA expanded its service area again to include Ware and Pierce counties. Since then Atlantic Area CASA has advocated for over 3,000 children in Liberty, Bryan, Long, McIntosh, Tattnall, Evans, Ware and Pierce Counties. We currently advocate for 110 children in these counties and have a total of 37 active volunteers. Atlantic Area CASA provides advocacy service for the entire Atlantic Judicial Circuit and a portion of Waycross Judicial Circuit.