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Our Mission

To provide trained volunteer advocates to represent and promote the best interests of abused and neglected children brought before the Juvenile Court System.

Court Appointed Special Advocates® (CASA) are community volunteers, just like you, who stand up and speak out to help abused and neglected children.

Our CASA program belongs to a network of 950 community-based programs that recruit, train, and support citizen-volunteers to advocate for the best interests of abused and neglected children in courtrooms and communities.

  • Everyone in Tennessee is a mandated reporter. 1-877-237-0004

  • Failure to report abuse is a violation of the law and a Class A misdemeanor, carrying a sentence of up to three months imprisonment, a fine or both. Those who report and “act in good faith” are immune from any civil or criminal charges, which may result. The reporter has the right to remain confidential and anonymous.

Tennessee Code Annotated 37-1-403(i) (1) requires all persons to report suspected cases of child abuse or neglect. Failure to report abuse is a violation of the law and a Class A misdemeanor, carrying a sentence of up to three months imprisonment, a fine or both. Those who report and “act in good faith” are immune from any civil or criminal charges, which may result. The reporter has the right to remain confidential and anonymous. 

The Impact of Our Volunteers

"Children are apt to live up to what you believe of them" Lady Bird Johnson  

The "you" are volunteers that have the ability to listen and speak in such a way that a child will know someone is on their side, someone believes in them, is interested in their overall success, and someone is advocating for them. - Michelle McBee

  • Children Helped

    60

  • Volunteers Trained

    27

  • Number of Cases

    26

  • Years of Operation

    2

  • Tennessee Commission on Children and Youth
  • Community Foundations of Middle Tennessee
  • Middle Tennessee Electric Membership Corporation
  • Middle Tennessee Natural Gas
  • Lions Club of Woodbury TN
    Lions Club of Woodbury TN
  • Experience Church of Cannon County
    Experience Church of Cannon County
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