KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT)-- If a parent is caught up in the court system for a crime involving their child, who's watching out for their kids?
That's where CASA, or court appointed special advocates steps in.
Juvenile court Judge Tim Irwin swore in seven new CASA volunteers Monday. They will work on Knox County court cases, assessing a child's living conditions.
These volunteers spent the last 5 weeks learning how the courts work and how they can help innocent children caught up in the system.
Ann Bowman the CASA executive director says, " A lot of parents are addicted to drugs so they're coming from broken homes and need some help and those volunteers help to make that happen."
CASA is always looking for volunteers. If you're interested call CASA of East Tennessee -- 865-329-3399.