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Anderson County Stats

*Data pulled from The Annie E. Casey Foundation. Reported child abuse victims younger than 18, the rate is a percent of the same age population, and data is based on a calendar year.

Of reports are of suspected child abuse
Of children live below the poverty line
Of children experience food insecurity

”¬†CASA volunteers take the time to get to know the child at the heart of each case. They work in partnership with legal and child welfare professionals, educators, and service providers to ensure that the child has what he or she needs to heal and thrive.”

Meet Michelle

Michelle joined CASA as Anderson Co Program coordinator in 2021 after serving as a volunteer in Blount Co. Having a BS in Nursing and spending nearly 20 years as a Neonatal ICU RN traveling the country, she most enjoyed patient education and championed activities which empower at-risk families. Over the years, her volunteerism has extended from MOPS to Boy Scouts, disaster relief to construction rehab, and she is proud to now partner with volunteers in Anderson County to advocate for dependent children who find themselves before the court. She and her family have called east TN home for over 15 years.


Meet Jackie

Jackie has lived in the Knoxville area for over 20 years. She earned her Pharmacy degree from University of Colorado and Masters in Pharmacy degree from University of Iowa. As a pharmacist, Jackie enjoyed teaching nurses and physicians and working as an analyst in health information systems. As a volunteer, her efforts have been focused on working with children in various settings. After several years as a CASA, Jackie joined CASA of the Tennessee Heartland in 2016 as the Anderson County Coordinator. She believes that caring for children is critical to the success of our communities and feels privileged to be supporting the advocates who provide a voice for children in juvenile court.


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