Tennessee CASA Honors Legislators

The Tennessee Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) Association recently held its annual meeting in Nashville and recognized several state legislators for supporting its mission. Sen. Randy McNally, R-Oak Ridge, was given the association’s first ever President’s Award, which honors an individual who makes a significant contribution to the growth and success of CASA in Tennessee. Sen. Douglas Henry, D-Nashville, another strong supporter of CASA, accepted the award on behalf of McNally, who unable to attend. Other honorees included Sen. Doug Overbey, R-Maryville, and Rep. Mark White, R-Memphis, who were presented with Legislator of the Year Awards. They were chosen for their work helping colleagues understand barriers faced by older youth transitioning from foster care to independent living, and their efforts to pass the Transitioning Youth Act. Read more from CASA.