Who We Are

Our History

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The Hall-Dawson CASA Program was formed in 1989 and was one of the first programs in Georgia.

Georgia was the 37th state to implement the CASA concept as a result of Federal and State Law.  The Child Abuse Protection and Treatment Act (CAPTA) is a federal law that requires a Guardian ad Litem (GAL) to be appointed in all cases of child abuse or neglect.  From this, the CASA concept was developed. CASA provides advocacy to children who are victims of neglect, as well as physical, sexual, and emotional abuse.

Connie Stephens has served as the Executive Director of the Hall-Dawson Program since 1990 and as a CASA Volunteer prior to that. As the number of cases grew in Hall and Dawson Counties, the crucial need for additional volunteers and staff to assist them became apparent. 

Today, our program functions with an Executive Director, 4 Volunteer Supervisors, 2 Staff Attorneys/Volunteer Supervisors, and one Program Coordinator. The office is constantly abuzz with activities. Our need for volunteers who are willing to invest in the lives of children always exceeds our roster of active CASA's. 

We are affiliated with National CASA and our state CASA Organization, Georgia CASA. CASA is endorsed by the US Department of Justice, the National Council of Juvenile Court Judges, National Bar Association, State Bar of Georgia, and the Supreme Court of Georgia Child Placement Projects.

Consider an end-of-year Tax Deductible Contribution to our Non-Profit Organization. 

Our Address
P.O. Box 907471
Gainesville, Ga. 30501-0908
(770) 531-1964

We are located at The Little House for Children, 603 Washington St. S.W. Gainesville, GA 30501

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