Tri-County Court Appointed Special Advocates, Inc. began through an effort of local citizens who saw a need for someone to represent the interest of children in foster care in Appling, Jeff Davis, and Wayne Counties. The program was incorporated and received 501C3 status in 1998. Tri-County CASA has a governing volunteer board of directors. The executive director, an employee of the agency, is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day activities of the organization and for supervising the volunteers. Tri-County CASA is affiliated with Georgia CASA, National CASA, and United Way. The primary service offered by Tri-County CASA is advocacy for children who are in Dependency Court/foster care due to abuse and/or neglect. Our agency’s trained volunteers advocate for the child in dependency court proceedings from the time he/she is appointed to serve by the judge until the child is reunited with the family or is placed in a safe, permanent home. The volunteer advocates for the best interest of the child. The main goal is for every child served to have a safe, loving, permanent home as quickly as possible. Our objective is to insure that the child is raised in a safe and stable family.
Tri-County CASA, in conjunction with local courts, appoints adult volunteers to act as a voice for local children in the vicinity of Wayne, Jeff Davis, and Appling Counties in Southeast Georgia.