August 19, 2018

Coweta CASA Justice League 5K/10K

(Senoia, GA) — Coweta CASA Justice League is promoting a 5K/10K event in Senoia, GA.

This event will benefit Coweta Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children.

If you’re not familiar with Coweta CASA its mission is to recruit, train and support community volunteers to advocate for the best interest of abused and neglected children involved in juvenile court proceedings in Coweta County, Georgia.

Join us in the fight of good versus evil and register for the 1 mile walk, 5K or 10K races.

We can’t wait to see you in Senoia!

For more information or to register click here.

ABOUT CASA

CASACASA is the only national organization of volunteer advocates who have been trained to speak as independent voices in court for children’s best interests.

The U.S. Department of Justice has recognized CASA as a model program and views it as a “safety net for abused and neglected children.”

Each year, approximately 780,000 children in the US are caught up in the court and child welfare maze because they are unable to live safely at home. Imagine what it would be like to lose your parents, not because of something you did, but because they can’t—or won’t—take care of you. Now, into these children’s lives come dozens of strangers: police, foster parents, therapists, social workers, judges, lawyers, and more. Hopefully, one of these strangers is a CASA volunteer.

CASA volunteers are appointed by judges to watch over and advocate for abused and neglected children, to make sure they don’t get lost in the overburdened legal and social service system or languish in an inappropriate group or foster home. They stay with each case until it is closed and the child is placed in a safe, permanent home. For many abused children, their CASA volunteer will be the one constant adult presence—the one adult who cares only for them.

Last year, more than 68,000 CASA volunteers served more than 240,000 abused and neglected children through 1,018 program offices. CASA volunteers have helped more than two million abused children since the first program was established in 1977.

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