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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

Poetry is a cultural art form that combines both the beauty of literature and an artistic sense of musicality. Here are a few ways to get involved this National Poetry Month.

CASA of the Tennessee Heartland has achieved Partner in Prevention status, a designation awarded by the nonprofit Darkness to Light to organizations which take extra steps to protect the children they serve by training staff to understand the issue of child sexual abuse, identify unsafe situations and practices and react responsibly in the best interest of the children they serve.

Representatives from CASA of Bradley and Polk Counties meet with their local legislators each year as the Tennessee Commission on Children and Youth (TCCY) holds its Children’s Advocacy Days conference in Nashville.