CASA OF THE RIVER REGION
CASA of the River Region, incorporated in 1984 as a 501(c)3 organization, trains community volunteers to be the voice for abused and neglected children in Family Court. CASA serve children in Jefferson, Henry, Oldham, Shelby, Spencer, and Trimble counties. There are over 3,800 children in Family Court annually in CASA’s six-county service area. We believe children need at least one caring, consistent adult to look out for their safety and nurture their self-worth. CASA is here to ensure abused and neglected children’s voices are heard.
KENTUCKY CASA NETWORK
Kentucky has over 20 independent CASA programs serving children throughout the Commonwealth. Each program is a member of the Kentucky CASA Network, a 501(c)3 organization dedicated to supporting member programs in their fight to serve and protect children. The KCN ensures CASA programs are following national standards and does not do direct service. CASA of the River Region is proud to partner with other CASA programs throughout the Commonwealth to effectively carry out its mission of serving abused and neglected children.
NATIONAL CASA ASSOCIATION
The National CASA Association is the accrediting body for state and local CASA programs. Nationally there are over 76,000 CASA volunteers serving 251,000 children in nearly 1000 program offices. Over 2 million children have been served since the establishment of National CASA in 1977.
CASA plays a critical role in the safety and well-being of children and is an integral partner in the child welfare and juvenile justice systems. CASA is a one-of-a-kind program in partnership with the family court system and the Cabinet for Health and Families (CHFS). CASA volunteer advocates provide judges with detailed case observations and recommendations regarding social services and placements for children. CASA works with CHFS to oversee cases and collaborates with case managers and social workers to serve the best interests of abused and neglected children.