CASA swearing in

CASA volunteers at a swearing in ceremony. Chief Juvenile Court Judge Jan Wheeler, conducts the ceremony for (l. to r.) Rebecca Tucker, Lorene Phelps, Ann O’Hern Lehr. Photo courtesy of Appalachian CASA

CASA volunteers advocate for abused, neglected children

Chief Juvenile Court Judge Jan Wheeler conducted a swearing in ceremony for three new CASA Volunteers on Friday, June 14. The CASA organization supports CASA volunteers, who are citizens in the community offering individualized attention and best-interests advocacy for children in foster care. The CASA organization is the only model of this kind, built around one child and one compassionate, highly-trained adult advocate.

The mission for Appalachian CASA, as described on its website, is, “Court Appointed Special Advocates of the Appalachian Judicial Circuit (Appalachian CASA) trains community volunteers to advocate for abused and neglected children in the Appalachian Judicial Circuit which cover Fannin, Gilmer and Pickens counties. Our advocates speak up for the best interest of children in juvenile court proceedings to ensure that children find safe, loving, and permanent homes.”

Anyone interested in becoming an advocate for an abused or neglected child in Fannin, Gilmer, or Pickens county, should contact Brian Copeland with Appalachian CASA at 706-276-2272 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Information provided by Appalachian

Newest Stories - News

UGA women’s tennis team serves up volunteer labor at Habitat…

UGA women’s tennis team serves up volunteer labor at Habitat Pickens house number 19

Don’t decorate with real pumpkins this fall

Don’t decorate with real pumpkins this fall

The adorable Wood Poppy family now ready for adoption

The adorable Wood Poppy family now ready for adoption

Big Canoe Kickball League now has four teams

Big Canoe Kickball League now has four teams

For the weekend’s best hits stream Inside The Gates Radio

For the weekend’s best hits stream Inside The Gates Radio

Still plenty of fresh produce at Jasper Farmers Market

Still plenty of fresh produce at Jasper Farmers Market

Another attempt for mixed-use development on former college land

Another attempt for mixed-use development on former college land

Multi-employer job fair set for Sept. 17 at Dawsonville Goodwill…

Multi-employer job fair set for Sept. 17 at Dawsonville Goodwill store

The August Pickens Report: the Georgia Marble Festival will be…

The August Pickens Report: the Georgia Marble Festival will be Oct. 5-6

Big Canoe knows how to do holidays. Labor Day Weekend…

Big Canoe knows how to do holidays. Labor Day Weekend had something for everybody

Picture your photo on the cover of the 2020 POA…

Picture your photo on the cover of the 2020 POA Directory!

It’s time to update your 2020 Big Canoe Community Directory…

It’s time to update your 2020 Big Canoe Community Directory information

Sienna, a loving, gentle cat, needs a forever home

Sienna, a loving, gentle cat, needs a forever home

Wine scholar Wayne Crawford to speak at Sunday, Sept. 15…

Wine scholar Wayne Crawford to speak at Sunday, Sept. 15 Knowledge Series program

Set sail with Big Canoe’s model yacht club

Set sail with Big Canoe’s model yacht club

Advertisement

SmokeSignals Online
11293 Big Canoe
Big Canoe, GA 30143
PH: 706-669-7095

©2019 Big Canoe News