Welcome to CASA of the Heartland


Thank you to Hcec-Tv and Melanie Parker for inviting our Executive Director, Norma Hatfield, to talk about CASA of the Heartland, the CASA Volunteer role, our Empty Chair Campaign, and 90 Miles in Their Shoes Challenge on their Issues and Insights November 13th Edition! Check it out HERE!

CASA of the Heartland presents "The Empty Chair". If you care about children in need, watch this VIDEO! This will help you understand how to change a child's story for the better. #theemptychair #90milesintheirshoes

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


The inaugural 90 Miles In Their Shoes Challenge is a one-of-a-kind event that challenges participants to run or walk 1 mile for every child currently on the waiting list.  The "90 Miles in Their Shoes Challenge" will begin November 1, 2020 and you will have until January 1, 2021 to register. Once registered, you will have 90 days to walk/run 90 miles to complete the "90 Miles in Their Shoes Challenge". Registration for the Virtual Challenge is $90. The goal is that with every mile completed, you walk or run in honor of those children who need a CASA. Put yourself in their shoes to make a positive impact and change a child’s story. #90MilesinTheirShoes

Register Now!