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

2020 CASA Training Classes
 
Winter CASA Training
Monday, February 3rd to Thursday, February 13th
Daytime- 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Evening- 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM 
 
Spring CASA Training
Monday, April 20th to Thursday, April 30th
Daytime- 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Evening- 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM  
 
Summer CASA Training
TBD 
 
Fall CASA Training
Monday, September 14th to Thursday, September 24th
Daytime- 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Evening- 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM  
 
 
There is a child in Hardin County waiting for you to be their voice, to give them hope. Could you spare 5-10 hours each month to advocate for a child in Hardin County? To sign up for training, please contact 270-982-2274 or CASAstaff@casaheartland.org. #ChangeaChildsStory