CASA of the Highland Rim Mission Statement
To train and empower court appointed volunteer advocates that assist juvenile court in providing for the ‘best interest’ of the abused and neglected children in Dickson & Stewart Counties.
CASA of of the Highland Rim Vision Statement
To ensure that every child of
(Dickson & Stewart Counties) that has been neglected or abused is placed in a safe home where he or she has the ability to overcome their adversities and succeed in life.
Core Values & How We Live Them
We pride ourselves on our dedication to contribute our time and resources to improve the organization and benefit those served by the organization while operating both legally and ethically.
SERVICE TO CHILDREN & FAMILIES:
We focus on working with family units while supporting healthy relationships and sense of belonging.
We foster a trusting and inclusive environment at all levels of the organization while giving due respect to self and others.
We put our hearts and mind in the work to get the best possible results while striving to increase our collective professional knowledge and skills to apply them to our local program.
We openly share information as permitted to demonstrate accountability and good stewardship of resources to our community.
To report child abuse or neglect in Tennessee please call
the Child Abuse Hotline
1-877-237-0004 or go to https://apps.tn.gov/carat/
WHO IS A “MANDATED” REPORTER OF CHILD ABUSE AND NEGLECT?
Everyone in Tennessee is a mandated reporter. Tennessee Code Annotated 37-1-403(i) (1) requires all persons to report suspected cases of child abuse or neglect. “Any person who has knowledge of or is called upon to render aid to any child who is suffering from or has sustained any wound, injury, disability, or physical or mental condition shall report such harm immediately if the harm is of such a nature as to reasonably indicate that it has been caused by brutality abuse, or neglect or that, on basis of available information, reasonably appears to have been caused by brutality, abuse, or neglect.”