Welcome to Franklin County CASA, Inc. KY now expanded into Anderson County.
What is CASA?
Franklin County CASA, Inc. & Anderson County is a private, non-profit organization that provides trained volunteers to serve as Court Appointed Special Advocates for abused and neglected children involved in Family Court. There are more than 900 CASA programs nationwide.
In Kentucky, CASA programs are authorized to participate by law (KRS 620.500-KRS 620.550).
We began the program in October of 1999 and started in Franklin County. In 2012, we provided the voice for over 150 children and feel very rewarded that we get the opportunity to work with the court systems to help abused and neglected children in Franklin and Anderson County. We expanded into Anderson County in 2009, 10 years after beginning the program. Our volunteers and staff are dedicated to the children and finding safe and permanent homes for them to grow up in a safe and happy environment.
We believe that every child should have a voice in what happens to them and we hope that we help give those children the voice they need in the legal system. We do not take children out of their homes we are brought into the process when the children have already been removed from the home and the court system is reviewing the case, then CASA is assigned by the judge to advocate for the child or children. It is a nationwide program and very well respected in the court systems, judges, attorneys and social services all work together with CASA to find safe permanent homes for children that have been removed from their homes due to abuse or neglect. Our volunteers are dedicated and work very hard for the children and we can never thank them enough for the job that they do for our "CASA kids" in Franklin and Anderson County.