About CASA

Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) are community volunteers trained to be voices for children who have been abused and neglected and are under the protection of the court. The CASA program was created to recruit, train and support diverse volunteers as they establish relationships with children and act as the ‘eyes and ears’ of the judge to provide information needed so that informed decisions can be made in their cases. A CASA volunteer is often the only stable adult presence in a child’s life.

Our Mission:

Be the voice.

The vision of CASA is to shorten the length of time every abused and/or neglected child spends in the juvenile court system and to ensure each child is provided a safe, stable, and permanent home. 

Meet Our Staff

Sonya Manfred - Sumner Casa Executive Director smiling

Sonya Manfred

Executive Director

Amy Koch Sumner Casa Court Liaison smiling

Amy Koch

Program Director

Laura Mueller Sumner Casa Program Director smiling

Laura Mueller

Court Liaison

Advocating for Children Since 1992

Sumner County CASA was founded in 1991 and has been serving abused and/or neglected children in Sumner County since 1992. We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, United Way organization and a part of a National CASA network, extending child advocacy services nationwide through over 990 programs in all 50 states.