Addressing the Challenges of Poverty national conference presentation spotlight

Experience how CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) volunteers help families who have lost custody of their children due to allegations of abuse and neglect. Participants use case studies and interview transcripts to research the case and make recommendations to the court about what is in the best interest of the children. They also focus on the special vulnerabilities of families in poverty when they try to navigate the requirements for reunification with their children.

Learning objectives include:

  • Gain an understanding of the impact CASA Volunteers have on the families they serve.
  • Learn why families in poverty are particularly vulnerable to involvement with family and children’s services and the juvenile court system.
  • Learn how CASA volunteers are trained for the work they do.

Target Audience: New to aha! Process, Criminal Justice, Bridges, Government

Presenter: Eileen Bayens, advocacy coordinator, CASA of the Ogeechee Judicial Circuit, Statesboro, Georgia

Date/Location: Monday, September 24, Addressing the Challenges of Poverty national conference, Atlanta, Georgia