Every week in America, in Tennessee, and in our communities, Judges face the challenge of making decisions that will affect the lives of abused and neglected children. Increasingly Judges turn to CASA for additional information on which to base their decisions.
Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) are citizen volunteers who are appointed by a juvenile court Judge to advocate for the best interests of abused and neglected children. For more than 30 years CASA volunteers all across the United States have been providing quality information to the courts and quality advocacy for abused and neglected children. A 2006 study of the Department of Justice Office of the Inspector General found that children served by a CASA volunteer were less likely to spend a long time in foster care, were less likely to be abused again, and that they and their families received more needed services.
To learn more about CASA and how to get involved visit their website at http://www.casaninth.org.