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 The Honorable Ben Miller, Jr.   Presiding Judge of the Juvenile Courts, The Griffin Judicial District

The Honorable Ben Miller, Jr.

Presiding Judge of the Juvenile Courts, The Griffin Judicial District

From Judge Ben Miller, Jr.

Welcome to Advo-Kids CASA.  As you can see from this website, the CASA organization services the Griffin Judicial Circuit, which is made up of Fayette, Pike, Spalding and Upson Counties.  CASA volunteers are the voice of any child involved in dependent proceedings in the Juvenile Courts.  Since inception, I have found CASA volunteers to be an integral part of the fact finding process seeking the protection and best interest of the child.

I have witnessed CASA volunteers give selflessly of their time to visit with the child and other necessary stakeholders including DFCS, schools, doctors and other resources as deemed vital to provide a comprehensive report to the Court.  The CASA volunteers provide a well-rounded assessment of the child’s living situation, educational needs and over all well-being which are invaluable to the Court’s deliberations.  Advo-Kids CASA volunteers speak for the children who cannot speak for themselves.

A CASA volunteer is rewarded by having meaningful input into the life and well-being of a child in crisis and in need of protection.  Please consider your time and talents to benefit the children of your community.

The honorable BEn Miller, Jr.

Presiding Judge of the Juvenile Courts, The Griffin Judicial District


From Judge Stephen Ott

“I have personally experienced CASA Volunteers turn children’s lives 180 degrees from the depths of despair to the great heights only consistent love and compassion can bring”

The honorable Stephen ott

Associate Judge