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What is ORFA?
Ocoee Regional Family Advocates is an umbrella organization that offers 3 programs and provides services to children and families who find themselves in the Family Court System. Our mission is to provide the courts and the community with innovative programs to help children and families in the court system have the best chance for successful outcomes possible.
What are Court Services?
Court Services are three programs under the Ocoee Regional Family Advocates umbrella that are fee-based. We offer Supervised Visitation and Safe Exchange, Income-based Family Mediation, and Art Therapy. If you are interested in learning more about these programs click here.
What is CASA?
The CASA (Court-Appointed Special Advocate) program recruits, screens, and trains volunteers from our community. After training, the volunteer is appointed by a judge to investigate and determine the best needs of abused and neglected children. The volunteer CASA makes independent recommendations to the court for services, which focus on the needs of the children and advocates for a permanent and safe home for every child within the shortest time.
Every year, thousands of children in Tennessee are involved in courts cases and not one of them committed a single crime. Many of these children are the victims of abuse, abandonment or neglect. They feel betrayed, alone, and afraid.
Government alone cannot solve the problem. Tennesseans – young and old, working and retired, single and married with families – need to get involved. Working in partnership with the courts; state and local government agencies; and non-profit and faith-based organizations; a volunteer CASA can make the difference in the life and future of a child.