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Become an Advocate for a Foster Child

Did you know that there are over 9,000 children in foster care in the state of Georgia?

At our First Thursday Luncheon on October 4th, Arden Bakarich of the National Association of Court Appointed Advocates spoke to us about how you can be involved as a CASA volunteer.

CASA volunteers are a special group of people who act as advocates for children in the foster system. A volunteer attends court dates and works with parents and social services on behalf of a foster child in need. These volunteers are appointed by the court and go through training to advocate for each child.

Interested in learning more about becoming a CASA volunteer? Contact the Athens-Oconee CASA Program to find out more. You can call them at (706) 613-1922, or fill out an information form at the National CASA website.

You can learn more at the Athens-Oconee CASA website at http://www.athensoconeecasa.org/

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