CASA of the Bluegrass
CASA of the Bluegrass utilizes community volunteers to act as Court Appointed Specials Advocates (CASA Volunteers). CASA Volunteers are appointed to serve children who have entered the Family Court System as a result of abuse and/or neglect. They advocate for the best interest of children by completing investigations of the child's situation and offering recommendations concerning the child's needs and future.
PO Box 45
Danville, KY 40423
A child with a CASA volunteer is more likely to find a safe, permanent home:
• More likely to be adopted
• Half as likely to reenter foster care
• Substantially less likely to spend time in long-term foster care
• More likely to have a plan for permanency, especially children of color
• More services are ordered for the children
• Volunteers spend significantly more time with the child than a paid guardian ad litem.
• Children with CASA volunteers spend less time in foster care
Children with CASA volunteers do better in school:
• More likely to pass all courses
• Less likely to have poor conduct in school
• Less likely to be expelled
Children with a CASA volunteer score better on nine protective factors:
• Neighborhood resources, interested adults, sense of acceptance, controls against deviant behavior, models of conventional behavior, positive attitude towards the future, valuing achievement, ability to work with others and ability to work out conflicts.
In kind needs include the following:
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