Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of South Central KY, Inc. is a non-profit agency dedicated to preventing and eliminating further trauma to children. Specifically, CASA works to prevent child victims of abuse, neglect and dependency from being abused both in and out of their family of origin. The CASA concept is based on the commitment that every child has the right to a safe, permanent home as soon as possible. Volunteers will advocate for these children through the child welfare system, the Family Court and attorneys, that serve Warren, Barren, Butler, Edmonson and Metcalfe Counties in the Commonwealth of Kentucky. By using trained community volunteers as advocates for these abused and neglected children, we can prevent them from being further abused by a system that should be protecting them.
“Volunteers in action–seeking safety and permanency for our community’s youngest victims.” CASA provides support, advocacy, and intervention for abused, neglected, and dependent children in the Family Court system.
CASA: A POWERFUL VOICE IN A CHILD’S LIFE
You don’t have to be a lawyer or social worker to volunteer. We’re looking for people with a desire to help abused and neglected children. As a CASA volunteer you’ll receive training from professionals and have the complete support of our CASA staff. CASA volunteers review records, conduct research, and talk to everyone involved: state social service workers, attorneys, judges, parents, teachers, family members and, of course, the children themselves. Volunteers then make recommendations to the court based on what they believe is best for the child.