500 Carroll Gibson Blvd. Leitchfield, KY


What does CASA Stand for? 

CASA is an acronym for “ Court Appointed Special Advocates”

Who can Sign Up to be a CASA?

The requirements to become a CASA volunteer include the following:

  • You must be at least 21 years old.
  • Willingness to complete necessary background checks, provide references, and participate in an interview.
  • Willingness to complete the required Pre-Service CASA Volunteer Training. This training series is offered multiple times a year throughout the course of the year.
  • Willingness to complete observation hours in Hardin County Family Court.
  • Availability for court appearances with advance notice.
  • Willingness to commit to the CASA program and your CASA child for at least two years.
What role do support staff members play?

Our Support Staff members act as “Advocate Volunteer Managers.” They are available 24/7 to answer questions, assist CASA volunteers in writing court reports, act as sounding boards, provide advice, attend home visits or other meetings with CASA volunteers as needed, and act as liaisons between CASA volunteers and other organizations when necessary.

What is the average length of an assignment? How long of a commitment will I be making?
  • CASA children frequently change foster homes, schools, therapists, Cabinet workers, and other service providers. The CASA volunteer is the one stable adult presence in these children’s lives.
  • CASA asks that a volunteer commit to remain with a child until his or her case is closed.
  • The average CASA case lasts about 18 months, though the length of time varies based on each child’s unique circumstances.