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CASA Provides One-On-One Help for Children Navigating Foster Care, Family Court System

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An organization that helps assist young people in southern Kentucky who are victims of abuse and neglect is looking for volunteers.

Court Appointed Special Advocates of South Central Kentucky, or CASA, assists children involved in family court and foster care cases based in Barren, Metcalfe, Hart, and Warren counties. A CASA volunteer helps ensure that each child’s individual needs remain a priority in an already over-burdened child welfare system.

CASA development specialist Steve Jones said volunteershave to be at least 21 years old and complete a training program.

“I would say they need to have a good heart. I mean, they really need to care about children, helping children, and making a difference in their community,” said Jones, who—in addition to being a CASA employee—is also an advocate for a local child.

CASA is holding its first ever on-site training in Barren County beginning Thursday, Aug. 8, at the T.J. Health Pavilion in Glasgow.

You can hear our conversation with Jones and CASA executive director Jana Sublett by clicking on the Listen button above.

Kevin is the News Director at WKU Public Radio. He has been with the station since 1999, and was previously the Assistant News Director, and also served as local host of Morning Edition.
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