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

Fall 2016 Volunteer Training Set for October
CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) of the Heartland will be holding its Fall 2016 Volunteer Training Class from October 17-29th!
 
CASA recruits, trains, and supports court-appointed volunteers to advocate on behalf of abused and neglected children under the protection of the Hardin County Family Court. 
 
Training will be held at Your Community Bank on 2323 Ring Road in Elizabethtown with refreshments provided. If you are not able to attend this training, or have any other training conflicts, please feel free to contact us. You must be 21 years of age or older to be a volunteer advocate.
 
Please contact CASA of the Heartland at 270-982-2272270-982-2274, or heartlandcasa@gmail.com to sign up for training, need more information, or have any questions. Return application materials no later than October 7th, 2016