Coastal Plain CASA
PO Box 2587
126 1st Street
Tifton, GA 31793
Hours of OperationMonday - Friday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Coastal Plain CASA
CASA volunteers advocate for local abused and neglected children. CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) volunteers work to help foster care children find safe, permanent homes where they can thrive. Each volunteer advocate is specially trained to be a powerful voice for these children's best interests. They are ordinary people who do extraordinary things for some of our community's most vulnerable children.
Coastal Plain CASA, Inc. serves the Tifton Judicial Circuit which is made up of Worth County, Irwin County, Turner County and Tift County. Coastal Plain CASA, Inc. began in 2000.
We have served over 900 children in foster care since our program was incorporated in 2001. We only serve children in foster care within the Tifton Judicial Circuit made up of Tift, Worth, Irwin, and Turner County. There is no cost for any of our services. No foster child is turned down.
We have a physical office in Tifton and in Ashburn (Thanks to the Turner County Board of Commissioners for their tremendous support).
Our regular business hours are Monday – Friday from 9-5 however, we are available any time needed if requested.
Our staff is made up of an Executive Director with over 15 years of Child Welfare experience and a Sociology Degree from Georgia State University. She has been with CASA for over 12 years. We have 3 Advocacy Coordinators that train and supervise CASA volunteers. Our Advocacy Coordinators all have experience in Child Welfare. They have all gone through 60+ hours of CASA specific training. We have a Recruitment and Training Coordinator that has a Master’s Degree in Education. She is in charge of recruiting and doing our initial 40-hour training for new volunteers. We currently have 48 trained CASA volunteers working cases.
We are affiliated with Georgia CASA and National CASA. We receive funding from each county’s 5% funding. We also receive VOCA funding from the Georgia Criminal Justice Coordinating Council and Promoting Safe and Stable Families funding through Georgia DFCS. We rely heavily on individual and business donations.