Welcome to CASA of the Heartland

Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of the Heartland is a non-profit child advocacy organization based in Elizabethtown, KY, that serves all of Hardin County and Fort Knox.

The CASA staff recruits, trains, and supports a network of volunteers, who are court-appointed to act as advocates for abused and neglected children under the protection of the Hardin County Family Court. CASA volunteers are appointed to specific cases on which Family Court Judges would like an “extra set of eyes and ears.”

CASA volunteers watch over and advocate for abused and neglected children. They make sure the children don’t get lost in the overburdened legal and social service systems, or languish in inappropriate group or foster homes. A CASA volunteer stays with a case until it is closed, and the child to whom they are appointed is placed in a safe, permanent home. For many abused children a CASA volunteer will be the one constant adult presence in their lives—an adult who is dedicated to watching out for them and who advocates for their best interest alone.

News & Events

CASA of the Heartland Awarded $20,000 Grant
CASA of the Heartland in Elizabethtown recently was awarded a $20,000 Local Rural Grant from the National Court Appointed Special Advocate Association.

Grant money will be used to recruit, screen and train more CASA volunteers to serve children who experienced abuse or neglect, according to a news release.

CASA of the Heartland is one of almost 1,000 CASA and Guardian ad Litem programs across the country that recruit, train and support 87,000 volunteers who help ensure that children who have entered the court and child welfare systems receive appropriate services, have a voice in determining their futures and, ultimately, find a safe, permanent home where they can thrive, according to the release.