CASA of Troup County Inc. was recently awarded certification by the National Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) Association.
The certification recognizes that CASA of Troup County is in compliance with the National CASA Association’s standards for high quality advocacy for abused and neglected children.
“The national CASA quality assurance process is very rigorous, and reflects our commitment to ensure every child we serve has the most powerful volunteer advocate working on their behalf,” said Michael Piraino, CEO of the National CASA Association, in a written statement. “This certification says CASA of Troup County Inc. has demonstrated to us a strong capacity to provide excellent services to the abused and neglected children within their community.”
CASA of Troup County is a non-profit agency. Its mission is to advocate for the best interests of abused and neglected children who are in foster care in the community and believes that every child is entitled to a safe, stable and permanent home.
CASA provides screened, trained and supervised volunteers who speak for the needs of these children.
The next training class will begin Oct. 13. Classes will be held each Monday and Thursday through Nov. 13 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at the CASA office, 118 Ridley Ave.
Anyone interested may contact CASA of Troup County Executive Director June L. Nelson at 706-298-3634 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
CASA of Troup County is a United Way agency. More information about the program is available online at casatroupheard.org and facebook.com/casatroupcounty.