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The CASA Blog2022-03-25T03:46:00+00:00

Thank You, TCCY!

March 30, 2023|

This month, CASA staff was able to attend the Tennessee Commission on Children & Youth (TCCY) annual Children’s Advocacy Days. This event allowed us to engage with other agencies while learning from peer-professionals in our field.  TCCY’s mission is to “Lead systems improvement for all children and families through data-driven advocacy, education, and collaboration”. Hosting this conference is only [...]

Celebrating Laura & Sarah – CASA Interns

February 22, 2023|

This last year, CASA of Bradley & Polk Counties welcomes two new interns to learn about social work. Laura Gibbs is a senior social work major attending Southern Adventist University set to graduate in May of 2023. She chose to study social work for the variety of options that it gives her to engage with people.  “From working with [...]

Community raises $55,000 for CASA

January 24, 2023|

The Bradley County community once again made it their New Year’s Resolution to support the children of Bradley and Polk Counties. Court Appointed Special Advocates is a nonprofit that works with trained community volunteers to advocate for the best interests of abused and neglected children in Bradley and Polk Counties. On Dec. 31, CASA invited community members to its [...]

Meet Our New Bi-Lingual Volunteer Coordinator!

July 15, 2022|

Mayra Pineda started working in public services in 2018 with the Hamilton County Health Department within the Family Planning Clinic, offering services to women in need. Later, she took a job opportunity with Cempa Community Care in Chattanooga. This became a privileged opportunity, being able to work closely to the unhoused population while aiding individuals with substance use disorder. [...]

CASA Welcomes New VISTA, Natalie Duncan

June 29, 2022|

Natalie Duncan is serving a one-year term with VISTA, Volunteers in Service to America. VISTA is a federal program that allows professionals of all ages to serve for terms within organizations they are passionate about to help build capacity and increase sustainability of the programs, long-term. As a Member of VISTA, Natalie works with CASA, Court Appointed Special Advocates. [...]

New Advocates Sworn In

November 12, 2021|

Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Bradley and Polk Counties has gained four new advocates that will serve as the voice of children in court. CASA is a nonprofit that works with trained community volunteers to advocate for children that are involved in the court system due to concerns of abuse and neglect. Each advocate completed 30 hours of [...]


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