Advanta IRA Administration in Atlanta Makes Move to Support Georgia Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA), Inc.

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Advanta IRA Administration of Atlanta, Georgia, announces their support of Georgia CASA in an effort to raise awareness of the importance of court appointed special advocates as well as to raise funding for these individuals. Advocates volunteer their time to fulfill life-changing obligations—representing the best interests of abused and neglected children involved in juvenile court deprivation cases.

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Advanta IRA strongly believes CASA volunteers are unique individuals in giving their time to assist children in distress and we’d like to help them continue helping others by donating gas and gift cards to relieve some of the financial burden they incur.

According to Duaine Hathaway, Executive Director of Georgia CASA, “In Georgia, approximately 7,400 children at any one time are entangled in the foster care system because they are victims of abuse or neglect.” Georgia CASA’s vision is that each abused or neglected child involved in juvenile court proceedings shall have a safe and permanent home.

“These advocates are quite literally the voice of endangered children in the courtroom and beyond,” says Jack Callahan, Managing Partner of Advanta IRA Administration. “They are trained and supervised in discovering and evaluating the lives and environments of the children they represent and make appropriate recommendations to the court regarding ensuring children live in safe, healthy homes.” Advocates represent children they are appointed to from the beginning of their cases until the end—fighting for the rights of these children within the child welfare system to ensure their future wellbeing. Advocates are able to provide independent recommendations to the courts in the best interests of the children.

What makes these child advocates special is that they volunteer their time. Sometimes representing a child in the child welfare system requires travel and other expenses that come out of the advocate’s pocket. These expenses are not reimbursed. “Advanta IRA strongly believes CASA volunteers are unique individuals in giving their time to assist children in distress and we’d like to help them continue helping others by donating gas and gift cards to relieve some of the financial burden the advocates incur,” says Callahan.

In an effort to do so, Advanta IRA Administration plans to raise awareness of the Georgia CASA organization within educational and training events both offices hold weekly. These popular events are presented to professionals within Georgia who are interested in and actively use self-directed IRAs to build wealth towards their retirement. The gas card program for advocates will be presented at each of these functions as an act of kindness participants can contribute to in thanking Georgia CASA volunteers for their important service.

Advanta IRA’s staff members are excited and have already begun donating their own money towards the purchase of gas and gift cards for the advocates. This excitement is contagious and Callahan is confident that many of Advanta IRA’s staff, clients and community partners will come together to make a difference in the lives of others.

If you are interested in participating by donating a gas card, please contact Debbie Blanar with Advanta IRA Administration at (678) 513-8913, ext. 1152.

For more information regarding Georgia Court Appointed Special Advocates, visit their website:

About Advanta IRA

Advanta IRA Services, located in Largo, Florida, has been in operation for over 8 years, providing administrative service to owners of self-directed IRAs throughout the Tampa Bay and Sarasota, Florida regions. Advanta IRA Administration offers a second location serving the Atlanta, Georgia area and surrounding regions. Both offices are managed by Jack Callahan, J.D., CFP™. Advanta IRA offers classes, seminars and other educational tools designed to assist clients in managing self-directed IRAs by investing in real estate, notes, private placements and other non-traditional assets that have the potential to maximize IRA earnings on a tax-free or tax-deferred basis.

About Jack Callahan

Jack M. Callahan, J.D., CFP™, is the managing partner at Advanta IRA Services in Largo, FL and Advanta IRA Administration in Atlanta, GA. Jack established the corporate office, Advanta IRA Services, in 2003. Prior to that, Jack delivered specialized counsel to real estate investors, small business owners and real estate professionals on tax, legal and financial matters. As an industry expert, Jack is a frequent speaker on the topic of self-directed retirement plans and an accredited continuing education instructor for the Florida and Georgia Bar Associations, Florida and Georgia Real Estate Commissions, and The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He earned his bachelor of science degree in finance and multinational business from Florida State University and his law degree from the University of Florida College of Law.

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