Representatives from CASA of Bradley and Polk Counties meet with their local legislators each year as the Tennessee Commission on Children and Youth (TCCY) holds its Children’s Advocacy Days conference in Nashville.
This year the conference was held on March 10 and 11.
“We were truly grateful for state Sen. Mike Bell, state Rep. Mark Hall and state Rep. Dan Howell taking the time to meet with us,” stated Executive Director Christopher Janetzko. “We had separate meetings with each one of them in which we shared about what our agency is doing in the Ocoee region. We also shared a little bit about our vision for the future and our desire to continue to grow our volunteer base in order to be able to serve more children.”
Beyond thanking the legislators for their support of CASA, they thanked them for the continued support of TCCY. The commision advocates to improve the quality of life for children and families in Tennessee. TCCY also provides funding and oversight to agencies like CASA.
“Since I have been the director of CASA I have noticed that everyone can agree on at least one thing, that every child deserves a safe and permanent home,” said Janetzko. “I believe the leadership in Tennessee is working hard to make this a reality for the children in our state.”
CASA is always looking for additional volunteers to speak up for the best interest of children in Bradley and Polk Counties. Those interested in being a part of these training sessions should email email@example.com or visit casabp.org/volunteer.
CASA is funded under a grant contract with the state of Tennessee, The National CASA/GAL Association, and United Way of the Ocoee Region.
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