The Upper Cumberland Human Resource Agency’s (UCHRA) Court Appointed Special Advocates program, or CASA, will soon have a new administrator.

UCHRA’s Executive Committee voted in favor of relinquishing the administrative and oversight of the agency’s CASA program, which currently serves Cumberland, Overton, and Putnam counties, to CASA of Tennessee Valley later this year.

The decision was made amicably with the desire to see this program grow and flourish for many more years by aligning it with another CASA program thus strengthening both. As part of the transfer, UCHRA will also transfer all property and fundraising to CASA of Tennessee Valley as of Oct. 1, 2023.