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

Our CASA program belongs to a network of 951 community-based programs that recruit, train and support citizen-volunteers to advocate for the best interests of children who have been abused and neglected in courtrooms and communities.

  • Children Served
    Children Served

    5,361

  • Volunteers
    Volunteers

    1,581

  • Volunteer Hours
    Volunteer Hours

    156,617

  • Counties Served
    Counties Served

    56

News Articles

Wendy Hensley and Melanie Feathers join us to discuss the CASA of NETN organization and how you can help children in our area.

“The actual service of volunteering doesn’t take a lot of time outside of spending a couple hours a week talking to everyone involved with the child — parents, teachers, foster parents, coaches if they’re in athletics, clergy or mentors in a religious environment if they’re involved in one, the children themselves — to make sure the child’s needs are being met properly and to make sure things work out in the case in the best interest for the child.

In October the Tennessee Court Appointed Special Advocates Association recently honored three state leaders for their work for the organization and on behalf of children at its annual meeting in Nashville.
The three recipients are:
• Legacy Award: Lt. Gov. Randy McNally;
• Champion for Children: Jim Henry, former Deputy Governor/Chief of Staff for Gov. Bill Haslam
• Light of Hope Award: Mackenzie Johnston, former foster youth