Court Appointed Special Advocates
To work tirelessly until every child has a safe and permanent place to call home. 
CASA of Bradley & Polk Counties is a non-profit that works with local volunteers to make sure the voices of abused and neglected children are heard. CASA volunteers are everyday citizens appointed by judges to advocate for the safety and well-being of children who have an unstable home situation. These volunteers speak on behalf of an otherwise voicele​ss child and represent their best interests in court.
The Role of a Volunteer Advocate: 
  • CASA is appointed to a case by a local judge.
  • Appointment usually takes place when a petition is brought before the judge, in cases of reported child abuse or neglect. The judge appoints CASA to the case if he or she would like more information.
  • CASA takes the information of both parties and launches an unbiased investigation using volunteer and staff advocates.
  • Once the investigation is completed, the volunteer fills out a report, which is then given to all involved parties and brought before the court.
  • The detailed report provides the judge with an accurate depiction of circumstances.
  • Volunteer and staff advocates make recommendations in the report which are fact based and in the best interest of the child. 
  • When the proceedings conclude, CASA continues to monitor the case to make sure all court orders are upheld, and the safety of the child continues to be priority.

CASA of Bradley & Polk Counties
170 N. Ocoee Street
Craigmiles Hall, Suite 101
Cleveland, TN 37311

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