More than twenty children in the Athens-Clarke County foster system will have advocates to stand up for them in court this week.
Twenty-three new Court Appointed Special Advocates will be sworn in Thursday Afternoon. But even with these new volunteers, almost a quarter of the foster kids in Athens still need someone.
“With 270, or thereabouts kids in care, this is still gonna leave us with some room to improve,” says CASA Executive Director, Tony Waller.
Athens CASA wants to have one-hundred percent of the foster kids in Athens represented by the end of two-thousand-sixteen. Waller says they will get there, even if its twenty three volunteers at a time.