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Juvenile Court judge swears-in special advocates for abused, neglected children

KNOXVILLE – Juvenile Court Judge Timothy Irwin swore in three (3) newly trained volunteers of Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of East Tennessee this morning at Knox County Juvenile Court.  

CASA volunteers come from all walks of life and are unified by their desire to make a difference in the lives of some of our community’s most vulnerable children. Each volunteer works one-on-one with an abused or neglected child, advocating for his or her best interests. Oftentimes, an advocate is the only consistent person in a child’s life.

CASA of East Tennessee is inviting applicants for the next advocate training class to begin in January 2020. CASA provides instruction to volunteers through a comprehensive 33-hour training program. To become a CASA volunteer, one does not need a specific education or background, just a heart for children and a willingness to advocate for their needs and best interests.  

CASA of East Tennessee, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization located in Knoxville, TN. Founded in 1986, CASA’s mission is to improve the lives of abused and neglected children through trained volunteers who advocate for a safe, permanent, loving home. For more information about how you can become a CASA volunteer in Knox County, call 865-329-3388 or visit

Published November 25, 2019

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