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We’ve been working hard to help the youth who have been abused and neglected in our community find safe, permanent homes. Here’s what we’ve been up to lately!

The 7th annual CASA, or Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children, Dice Run was held today in Medon at the Pine Ridge Club.

The 1,700 square foot mural was designed by Bristol native Leigh Ann Agee over the course of 14 days. Agee said the mural was completed with help from CASA staff, ETSU students and her own assistant. It is her first public mural in Kingsport.

CASA of The Tennessee Valley and Mid-East Community Action Agency received a donation of $50,000 to help support their missions of supporting children in need.

According to Kids Count Data Center, there were more than 1,200 cases of reported abuse in Bradley and Polk counties last year, and CASA currently serves nearly 400 children each year.

Leigh Ann Agee, the lead artist, and students from ETSU volunteered their time to create a mural. The project was made possible through a grant and donations from local businesses. The mural, which spans over 1,700 square feet, required 12 gallons of paint. It features the powerful message “Every Child Deserves A Chance.”

Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) benefitted from an event held at Kendra Scott Nashville Hill Center, where guests shopped for some of the lovely jewelry with twenty percent of the purchases donated to the charity.

On April 25, CASA of Williamson County celebrated the “world of difference” their volunteers make in the lives of countless Tennessee families with a fundraising tasting event and auction at the Barn at Sycamore Farms. The night recognized outstanding service and support from A Vintage Affair with CASA’s highest honor — the Elizabeth Jewell Award.

Junior’s House, Inc. Child Advocacy Center will host its 20th annual Junior’s House Blue Ribbon Walk to generate awareness about the serious issue of child abuse. The walk will get underway at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, May 9 at the Lincoln County Fairgrounds. Participants who register by April 15 will receive an “ADVOCATE” T-shirt.

Williamson County Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) will host its 13th annual Voices for Children fundraiser, “Making a World of Difference in a Child’s Life”, presented by Jackson National Life Insurance Company on April 25 from 6-8:30 p.m. at The Barn at Sycamore Farms in Arrington, Tennessee.

Lakeway CASA proudly announces Linda Nash as the Lakeway CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) Volunteer of the Year Award recipient.

CASA of Northeast Tennessee Executive Director Melanie Feathers, tells us about their 20th anniversary that will be taking place during 2024!

For more information call 423-461-3500 or go to

David Soukup, a King County Superior Court judge who came up with the idea to give children court-appointed advocates, died Dec. 16, the day after his 90th birthday, from natural causes.

Fortunately, among the many organizations that bring help to others, is one that focuses on such children and over the years has come to the rescue of thousands of children in the region, including hundreds in Kingsport.

MADISON COUNTY, Tenn. – A local organization is taking donations to help local families have a great Christmas.

CASA Executive Director Melanie Feathers, discusses the need for year-end donations and volunteers for CASA!

For more information call 423-461-3500 or go to

Lakeway CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) hosted a Very Merry CASA Christmas party for the children under their care. The event took place at Field of Dreams.

Speedway in Lights is the biggest fundraiser of the year for Speedway Children's Charities. So, in addition to enjoying a holiday tradition with family and friends, you're also helping local organizations like Court Appointed Special Advocates for children or CASA.

CASA Corridor of East Tennessee will host its 2023 Red Shoe Gala on Saturday, Dec. 9, at St. Mary Catholic Church in Athens.

CASA of Cumberland County is now CASA of the Tennessee Valley

Officials from the Bristol chapter of Speedway Children’s Charities (SCC) proudly announced Thursday evening that it distributed a grand total of $804,560 in 2023 to support many of the rural-area child-focused agencies throughout Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia.

Melanie Feathers with CASA, shares with us a look back at a successful ’23, and she also introduces us to their revamped website!

M4K Nashville will have its third major fundraising effort, or as they like to call it “Grow Season,” in November. The group has selected Williamson County CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) as its third nonprofit partner to benefit from its fundraising effort

Lakeway Court Appointed Special Advocates, a local non-profit organization dedicated to advocating for the rights of children in the foster care system.

As the weather cools and the leaves turn, you are invited to warm up at CASA’s Fourth Annual Low Country Boil. It will be held on Nov. 11 at 6 p.m. at The Bramble in Erwin

Many has volunteered at CASA Works (Court Appointed Special Advocates), a program that provides a voice for abused and neglected children in Bedford, Coffee and Franklin counties, for almost seven years.

Melanie Feathers,executive director of CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) reports the mission of CASA of Northeast Tennessee is to advocate for abused and/or neglected children in the juvenile court system. CASA believes every child is entitled to a safe and stable home.

This is the belief of CASA of Northeast Tennessee, a community-based nonprofit advocating for abused and neglected children in juvenile court. Since 2004, CASA of Northeast Tennessee has been serving children throughout the Tri-Cities community as an independent 501(c)(3) office of the National CASA Association, which was formed in 1977.

Badon emphasized, that for those considering it, “You’re not in it by yourself, there are staff people, and we hold your hand as you’re holding the child’s hand. It may be a lot, but as our advocates have said, it’s worth it.”

To contact CASA of the Highland Rim, feel free to call (615) 509-5501 or visit their office at the TriStar Horizon Medical Center in Suite 203.

“This is a family friendly rodeo event that will be produced by Hedrick Rodeo Company and will be presented by Tate’s Building Supply, who is our main sponsor, and we are so grateful to have them as a supporter,” West said. “This will be jam packed full of action, we will have food vendors, a free kids zone, shopping vendors, Miss Rodeo USA appearance, a VIP lounge and private meet and greets with professional rodeo riders. This is going to be the best rodeo in East Tennessee.

Lakeway CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) is hosting a volunteer mixer on Tuesday, September 12th from 6-7:30 p.m. at 1907 Brewing Company.

All community members interested in learning more about the local nonprofit and its impact on the children it serves are invited to attend.

Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of TN Valley held the second annual Puttin' on the Ritz fundraiser on Friday at Gates Hall at Harriman Municipal Plaza. Food for the event was catered by 6 Blessings Café and Boutique of Harriman. The fundraiser was able to raise over $5,000 for CASA's efforts to speak on behalf of children in court

CASA of West Tennessee says their Rock and Roll Cornhole Tournament will be at the Farmers Market in downtown Jackson.

The low country boil will be held Saturday, Aug 26, from 5-7 p.m. at the Amis Mill Eatery, 127 West Bear Hollow Road in Rogersville.

Lakeway CASA will have its ‘Concert for CASA’ Saturday, July 29th from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Colley Hill Farm in Dandridge.

Better known as CASA, the local organization, representing Bradley and Polk counties, held a Lunch and Learn session Saturday at the United Way of the Ocoee Region offices. Though a small group attended, it did give CASA staff a chance to speak about the program.

Lakeway CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) is holding a Concert for CASA on Saturday, July 29, from 6-9pm at Colley Hill Farm, 740 Sam Martin Road in Dandridge.

Coffee County General Sessions Judge Greg Perry spoke at a recent luncheon about the vital role that advocates like CASA play for abused and neglected children in the juvenile court system.

Sumner County CASA announces the appointment of Sonya Sweat-Manfred, executive director to the Suburban Leadership Council of the National Court Appointed Special Advocate/Guardian ad Litem (CASA/GAL) Association for Children.

CASA of Cannon County was 1 of 172 local non-profits to receive a donation from the Nashville Predators Foundation.

Williamson County Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) will be hosting its 12th annual Voices for Children fundraiser, presented by Jackson National Life Insurance Company and Neal & Harwell, PLC, at The Barn at Sycamore Farms on Thursday, April 27. The evening will raise significant funds for the local nonprofit’s programs and its mission to advocate for the best interests of abused and neglected children within the county’s court system.

Amanda & Andy Cole from Morristown Marine and Melanie Feathers from CASA, get us ready for the first ever CASA of Northeast Tennessee Bass Fishing Tournament on May 20th on Boone Lake!

You can register for the tournament May 15th through the 19th by calling 423-430-0447

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month. Court Appointed Special Advocates, or CASA, planted 428 blue pinwheels in front of the Davidson County Juvenile courthouse Tuesday.

Lakeway Court Appointed Special Advocates Executive Director Kelley Williams recently spoke to the Samuel Doak Chapter National Society Daughters of the American Revolution members met at the First United Methodist Church’s Cornerstone Building.

This is new to Madison County and is the first tournament of the year-- you don't want to miss out!

Mayor AJ Massey is heavily involved with getting permanent Wedge courses set up in Jackson and is a big supporter of Wedge, as well as CASA of course. They only have a set amount of teams to sell!

In honor of April, which is National Child Abuse Prevention Month, CASA of the Tennessee Valley is issuing a call to action for residents of Morgan County and surrounding areas to stand against child abuse and take action to support children who have been abused or neglected

Melanie Feathers with CASA of Northeast Tennessee, shares with us all the details of their first ever Bass Fishing Tournament fundraiser coming up on May 20th!

For more information call 423-430-0447

The Lakeway Area Court Appointed Special Advocate organization held its annual Gala Tuesday at Walters State Community College.

(WJHL) Nicole Ballard, a volunteer for CASA of Northeast Tennessee and Melanie Feathers, Executive Director of CASA of Northeast TN join us to talk about volunteering with the organization. Ballard tells us about her experiences during the past two years as a volunteer.
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Lakeway Court Appointed Special Advocates needs volunteers to speak on behalf of abused and neglected children in Grainger, Hamblen, Jefferson, and Sevier counties

CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) of Campbell County found its second year of helping Open Arms Ministry was a roaring success. CASA volunteers put out over 80 donation boxes (compared with 22 last year) and donated all the food gathered to Open Arms.