Athens-Oconee CASA is the first CASA program in Georgia to implement the Peer Coordinator Model. In just the first year, the use of 6 peer coordinators significantly increased the number of CASA volunteers, so that 43 additional children could be served. The Peer Coordinators are experienced advocates who help supervise other volunteers by providing advice and support on case duties such as report writing and court preparation. Athens-Oconee CASA is now close to meeting its goal of serving all of the more than 200 children currently in the court system.
We were proud to have 17 volunteers from our program attend the conference this year and we are looking forward to continuing our growth and innovation in the future!