SUPPORTING ADVOCATES & SERVING  CHILDREN

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PROGRAMS

Pre-Service Academy

After completing the application process, volunteers enroll in the Pre-Service Academy, a National CASA program that includes a 30-hour class, court observations, and a supervised home visit. The training uses discussions, speaker presentations, and hands-on activities to help volunteers develop the knowledge and skills to serve as an effective and engaged advocate.

Topics include:

  • Roles and responsibilities of a CASA volunteer

  • Program policies and practices

  • Family court and child welfare systems

  • Making recommendations to the court

  • Impacts of substance use, poverty, and violence on the community and children

  • Identifying the education, social, emotional, and medical needs of children

  • Understanding different cultural and socio-economic norms

 

In-Service Training  

To help volunteer advocates complete at least 12 hours of continuing education annually, CASA offers monthly in-service workshops, support groups and an annual conference. Assistance with the cost of additional continuing education activities (reading relevant materials, conferences and classes, or webinars) is also available to volunteers.  For more information on In-Service offerings and schedule, visit ADVOCATE RESOURCES.

Advocate Support

Our team of Advocacy Supervisors provide guidance and information to CASA volunteers on their case, help them navigate the court and child welfare systems, and assist volunteers to find community resources for CASA children. Supervisors ensure volunteers are prepared for each court hearing and accompany them to court.

Child and Youth Programs

GIFTS OF GOODS

CASA kids may not have the school supplies or holiday gifts other children receive. So, we ask our donors to help us fill the gap. Supporters donate school supplies and holiday gifts. annually.

LIFE SKILLS

A variety of fun, hands on activities for teens & their CASA to build skills and connections, i.e. college or  career activities, inter-personal and problem-solving skills, and a network of ongoing support.

CARE CLOSET

Items for volunteers to share or give to CASA children when needed, i.e. toys; personal care items; educational games; "My Stuff" Bags (duffel bags with handmade blankets); & school supplies.

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Main Office:

982 Eastern Parkway Box 9

Louisville, KY 40217

 

Henry, Oldham & Trimble Office:

P.O. Box 225

La Grange, KY 40031

Ext. 213

Shelby & Spencer Office:

P.O. Box 1276

Shelbyville, KY 40066

Ext. 214

 

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