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,
  • judges,
  • attorneys,
  • pediatricians,
  • therapists,
  • schools,
  • teachers,
  • 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.

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The CASA Program for Bullitt County is one of over 1,000 programs across the nation.

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Currently CASA programs across the Commonwealth of Kentucky serve 41 of the 120 counties.

OUR MISSION:

To recruit, train, and support community volunteers who represent the best interests of abused and neglected children throughout the entire court case.

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Kentucky is one of only eight states that do not provide financial support to their CASA programs.

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An average total cost for CASA to serve and advocate for a child in Kentucky is just over $650…

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…while one month of foster care can cost up to $2,100 per month.

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Statistics report that a child with a CASA spends 7.5 fewer months in foster care compared to a child without a CASA volunteer.

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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,
  • grants,
  • local businesses,
  • sponsorships,
  • in-kind donations

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