CASA welcomes eight new volunteers to program

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By The Staff

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - The CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) Program for Bullitt County has recently completed a new volunteer training session with eight new volunteers.

    Bullitt County CASA follows the guidelines and standards of the National CASA Association in training volunteers with the assistance of many community professionals. 

    Family Court Judge Elise Spainhour appoints CASA to cases involving children on the dependency, abuse and neglect docket.

    This particular docket serves children that are in the court system due to no fault of their own.  There are currently 62 CASA volunteers serving 166 children in the court system.

    Even though CASA is serving what appears to be a high number of children, there are a greater number of children left without a CASA.

    Bullitt County CASA is a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization that raises 100 percent of their own budget.

    In sustaining the program, funds are raised through corporate/personal donations, grants and fundraisers.

    If you are interested in volunteering or donating to the CASA Program for Bullitt County, visit the website at www.bccasa.org or contact the CASA office at (502) 543-4554.