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Children in Need of Services (CHINS)

Southwest Georgia Children Alliance

800 Georgia Southwestern State University Drive

Americus, Georgia 31709

Contact Person
LaToya Ross
Phone Number: 229-931-4488
Email Address: latoya@sowegachildren.org

Program Information

Goals: 

  • To reduce Department of Juvenile Justice involvement
  • Reduce child welfare involvement
  • Improve school outcome
  • Reduce detention
  • Develop a community system of care to reduce status offenses

Mission: Together, we can create healthy lives for our children.  We are the prominent regional community resource for children and families through nurturing, education, mentoring, advocacy, empowerment and child-abuse prevention.

Local activities: Community Resource Fairs, CASA activities (e.g., assist with pinwheels)

Job Description 

  • Attend court on behalf of CHINS to advocate for child/family
  • Conduct family assessments
  • School/home visits on child and family
  • Group session and activities

Requirements

  • Attend court on behalf of CHINS to advocate for child/family
  • Conduct family assessments
  • School/home visits on child and family
  • Group session and activities

Hours 

Monday - Friday hours are flexible. We will work with student according to their school schedule. 

Court (approximately 4-5 hours)

Groups (e.g., Pillow Talk) (1 hour)

Office related work (e.g., filing, making copies, creating parenting education book, sending parenting education letters) (4 hours) 

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