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 Training Classes Announced for 2018
Are you looking for a fulfilling volunteer opportunity or a way to help children? Join CASA of the Heartland during one of its 2018 Training Classes. There are over 70 children on the wait-list for a CASA volunteer, a consistent person in their lives as they journey through the Hardin County Family Court system. Be for the Child Today!
2018 Spring CASA Training
Monday, April 23rd - Thursday May 3rd
Final Interview and Courtroom Observation: TBD
Daytime and Evening Classes Available! 
2018 Summer CASA Training 
Monday, July 16th - Thursday, July 26th
Final Interview and Courtroom Observation: TBD 
Daytime and Evening Classes Available!
2018 Fall CASA Training
Monday, October 15th - Thursday, October 25th
Final Interview and Courtroom Observation: TBD
Daytime and Evening Classes Available! 
For more information or if you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at 270-982-2272/2274 or CASAstaff@casaheartland.org or visit the Volunteer page of our website.