CASA FACT SHEET
The child welfare system is a complex structure that is intimidating to everyone in contact with its inner workings.
Already traumatized children must interact with a large intricate, overburdened system that includes:
- law enforcement,
- child protective services,
- family members,
- foster parents
THE ULTIMATE GOAL FOR THE CHILD IS A SAFE, PERMANENT, LOVING HOME.
CASA is a national nonprofit organization with local independent programs.
The CASA Program for Bullitt County is one of over 1,000 programs across the nation.
Currently CASA programs across the Commonwealth of Kentucky serve 41 of the 120 counties.
To recruit, train, and support community volunteers who represent the best interests of abused and neglected children throughout the entire court case.
Kentucky is one of only eight states that do not provide financial support to their CASA programs.
An average total cost for CASA to serve and advocate for a child in Kentucky is just over $650…
…while one month of foster care can cost up to $2,100 per month.
Statistics report that a child with a CASA spends 7.5 fewer months in foster care compared to a child without a CASA volunteer.
If the length of time spent in out-of-home care decreased by 7.5 months for just 100 children, Kentucky would save as much as $1.5 million.
CASA PROGRAMS STRENGTHEN COMMUNITIES
CASA volunteer service is an investment to the community. Civic engagement, like volunteer programs, positively impacts human growth and human well-being.
CASA volunteers and donors are investing in breaking the cycle of child abuse and creating positive outcomes for children. Our supporters include:
- personal donors,
- corporate donors,
- local businesses,
- in-kind donations