CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) Corridor of East Tennessee is a nonprofit organization located in Athens, Tennessee. CASA Corridor staff and volunteers have been working to preserve the rights of abused/neglected children in McMinn, Meigs, and Rhea Counties since 2007. CASA Corridor is supported by the United Way of McMinn/Meigs Counties, Tennessee Commission on Children and Youth, National CASA Association, Athens Federal Foundation, Variety of East Tennessee, and The George R. Johnson Family Foundation.
The terrible stories we hear in the news about little children should make all of us stop and think, “What could I have done to have helped prevent this tragedy?”
We can’t be on the lookout for every suspicious sign of abuse or neglect for every child in our community, but we can be more attentive than we are. “See something, say something” shouldn’t just pertain to terrorism but also to the terror that our children might face at the hands of an abuser.
For people who want to make a big difference in the life of vulnerable kids but lack the time and intense commitment to become foster parents – a noble calling that everyone should consider – there’s the option of becoming a court-appointed special advocate. CASA volunteers stand by children through court-proceedings to protect their rights and ensure that they have safe, permanent homes. A quick call or checking out the website of CASA Corridor of East Tennessee can help you learn more about becoming a CASA volunteer.
CASA Corridor serves abused/neglected children who are before the juvenile courts of McMinn, Meigs and Rhea Counties through no fault of their own. If you would like to make a positive difference in a child’s life by advocating for their best interest you should call us today.
CASA Corridor will start new advocate training on February 13, 2017 at the CASA office on 107 1/2 Park Street Athens, Tennessee. The classes will begin at 5:30 PM and end at 7:30. The length of the training session is 6 weeks. The classes are open to citizens of McMinn, Meigs, and Rhea Counties. There will also be classes held in Decatur at our satellite office. Contact Frances Witt-McMahan to get more information at 423.746.9037