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Local child advocates to attend CASA Day at state Capitol

By Staff
GAINESVILLE - CASA Day at the state Capitol will take place on Tue., Feb. 5, with about 25-30 child advocates from the Hall-Dawson CASA Program planning to attend.

An annual event hosted by Georgia Court Appointed Special Advocates (Georgia CASA), Inc., the day centers around CASA volunteers, board members and staff from across the state meeting with members of the Georgia Legislature and sharing their concerns about the abused and neglected children in foster care that their CASA programs serve.

This year's event will celebrate the 25th year of the CASA organization in Georgia with House and Senate resolutions that morning. The event will also include a legislative briefing and CASA group photo. CASA constituents will also meet with their legislators, concluding with a luncheon to thank the legislators for their support of the CASA organization and child welfare issues.

Hall-Dawson CASA Program is an affiliate of Georgia CASA, a nonprofit organization with 47 community-based affiliate programs. The CASA program is central to fulfilling society's most fundamental obligation by making sure a qualified, compassionate adult will fight for and protect a child's right to be safe, to be treated with dignity and respect and to learn and grow in the safe embrace of a loving family.

Last year, over 1,960 CASA volunteers in Georgia served over 8,800 abused and neglected children. Locally, 219 CASA volunteers served 439 children in Hall and Dawson Counties.

For more information about your community's CASA program and/or how you can volunteer for the Hall-Dawson CASA Program or attend the CASA Day at the Capitol, contact Hall-Dawson CASA Program at 770-531-1964 or casaofhall@bellsouth.net.

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