Improving the lives and well-being of the children we support.

Our volunteers make a life-changing difference for local children.

Your donation will have a direct impact on local children.

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What Is CASA of Knox & Laurel Counties?

Through best-Interest Advocacy, Our Programs & Volunteers Make A Life-Changing Difference For the Most Vulnerable Children In Knox & Laurel County, Kentucky.

CASA advocates are unique. Unlike lawyers and social workers, who are required to consider the parents’ or family’s interests, the CASA advocate focuses solely on what is best for the child or children.

 

Quite often throughout the child’s case, the foster parents, social workers, schools, towns, and everything else in the child’s life will change many times due to placement. One of the goals of CASA is to minimize these changes, both by providing continual monitoring and advocacy for the child, and by being a stable and constant person in this child’s life.

 

CASA advocates are everyday people with a passion for helping children. Our CASA advocates are appointed by judges and trained to advocate for the best interests of abused and neglected children. CASA advocates stay involved with each child until that child is placed in a safe, permanent home. For many of these children, the CASA advocate is the one constant adult presence in their lives.

Our Mission

Nearly 700,000 children are victims of abuse or neglect each year. Instead of playing with neighbors and making happy family memories, they’re attending court hearings, adjusting to new foster homes and transitioning to new schools.

That’s a heavy burden for a child to carry. With a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) or guardian ad litem (GAL) volunteer dedicated to their case, America’s most vulnerable children will have someone speaking up for their best interests.

With your support, more children will have the opportunity to thrive in a safe and loving home.
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Your donation will help CASA of Knox and Laurel Counties recruit, train and support more volunteers to advocate for the best interests of children who have experienced abuse or neglect.
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Make a difference in the life of a local child.

We are a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.

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