Three New Advocates Sworn In

Three new CASA volunteers were sworn in today by Knox County Juvenile Court Judge Irwin. The swearing-in ceremony followed a 33-hour training course provided by CASA of East Tennessee. We are so thankful for all our wonderful volunteers who give their time to advocate for children's well-being and safety. 

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Two New Volunteers Sworn in September 12th

On September 12th, Judge Irwin of Knox County Juvenile Court swore in two new CASA volunteers. The two new advocates were eager to get started, and each was assigned a new case following a brief reception after the swearing in ceremony. 

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Summer Wines Party 2017

We had a wonderful Summer Wines Party fundraiser on Saturday! The delicious food was prepared by Finny B's, and music was provided by The Old City Buskers . Thank you to everyone who attended, sponsored, or provided a discount to support our cause.

Marcia Bailey Named CASA Volunteer of the Year

Marcia was presented the CASA of the Year Award at our 2017 Red Shoe Gala by Executive Director Britney Sink

It's National Volunteer Week 2017 and today we share our appreciation for our CASA of the Year Award winner: Marcia Bailey!

Marcia has been a CASA volunteer for three and a half years and has shown remarkable dedication and commitment to our program during that time.

In the last twelve months alone, Marcia has worked 8 cases involving 15 children, from months old to 17 years. She simply never stops -- She is quick to step in when she sees a need, and takes on a new case assignment or two, even if she already has one.

What’s more, in each case, she provides high quality advocacy for the children, maintains respectful relationships with all parties, and navigates tough situations with grace. She is successful not only because of her experience, but because she keeps an open mind when approaching a case, with an eye always on the best interest of the children.

As a volunteer, Marcia is a dream. She’s independent, but not afraid to ask questions, she shows up at court with a smile and a book, she mentors new volunteers, and she always wants to learn more about how to help. She has made real change in the lives of children because of her willingness to listen and follow through. Where others may give up, Marcia will march on until the job is done with both kindness and determination. Marcia, we thank you for your outstanding service.

Congratulations to Marcia Bailey, our CASA Volunteer of the Year!

CASA Hosts Successful 2017 Red Shoe Gala

On February 4th, CASA of East Tennessee hosted our annual Red Shoe Gala. Combining the Wizard of Oz theme with dinner and dancing fun, the event featured:

  • Local band the Pop Rox for entertainment
  • Signature cocktails, wine and beer open bar, full dinner, and delicious desserts
  • Psychic readings, a photo booth, and Wizard of Oz photo backdrop and props
  • Silent auction, including local goods and exciting experiences

Four New Volunteers Sworn in March 2nd

On March 2nd, Judge Irwin of Knox County Juvenile Court swore in four new CASA volunteers. We're so thankful for all our amazing volunteers, seasoned and new, for their dedication to the children we serve.