For the first time, Children First offered a flex training option, which allows potential volunteers to spend half the time completing work through online learning and half the time in a classroom. Since the training requires a large time commitment of 30 hours of curriculum on topics from child welfare legislation to cultural competency, this new flex training option provides a more convenient way for people to become advocates.
These volunteers, as appointed by a juvenile court judge, will serve as advocates for abused and neglected children in the Athens-Oconee court system. They will help to ensure that the children they speak for will have a safe and permanent home as quickly as possible.
Athens-Oconee CASA is very excited about the eight new CASA volunteers added to our program. These amazing volunteers are very excited about starting this chapter in their lives, and are looking forward to making a difference in the lives of many children in the years to come.
Congratulations to Suzanne Voyles, Paige Boykin, Jasmyn Turner, Ashley Dillard, Lauren Osborne, Liz Rutan, Katie Bemisferder, and Kyndall Hester - our newest CASA child advocates!