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Melynda Jamison, Executive Director of CASA of Lexington, Chosen as National CASA’s Kappa Alpha Theta Program Director of the Year

Melynda Jamison Selected as Program Director of the Year

February 16, 2018

The Kentucky CASA Network (KCN) is pleased to announce that Melynda Jamison has been selected as the 2018 National CASA Kappa Alpha Theta Program Director of the Year by the National Court Appointed Special Advocate Association (NCASA). This marks the first time in more than 20 years that a Local Program Director from Kentucky has received this most prestigious award. Melynda became the Director o

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Kentucky CASA Network Selected as National CASA Toy Foundation/Amazon Recipient

Kentucky CASA Network Selected as National CASA Toy Foundation/Amazon Receipen

January 4, 2018

Kentucky CASA Network Selected as Recipient of the National CASA Toy Foundation/Amazon Grant That Brings over 8,000 Toys to CASA Programs and Statewide Child Welfare Organizations to Kentucky The Kentucky CASA Network (KCN) is pleased to share the results of a National Grant opportunity which brought an abundance of Holiday Toys to needy children in the Commonwealth during the Holiday Season. Th

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KY CASA Launches 'Be For the Child' Statewide Volunteer Recruitment Campaign

KY CASA Launches 'Be For the Child' Statewide Volunteer Recruitment Campaign

November 13, 2017

Kentucky Court Appointed Special Advocates (KY CASA) announced the launch of a statewide campaign aimed at attracting volunteers to close the gap between abused and neglected children in need of an advocate to represent their best interests with the goal of securing a safe, permanent home. It is estimated that more than 21,000 vulnerable children in Kentucky could benefit from a CASA volunteer eac

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Job Posting for CASA of Knox and Laurel County

Job Posting for CASA of Knox and Laurel County

November 6, 2017

We are excited to announce the creation of a new staff position for the newly formed CASA program in Knox and Laurel counties. Please find attached the job posting for Knox and Laurel County CASA Program Director. Please submit resumes along with a cover letter to the attention of Della Justice, Deputy Director of the Kentucky CASA Network at djustice@kentuckycasanetwork.org by the closing date of

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Kentucky CASA Network (KCN) Partners with the Kentucky Bourbon Chase Relay Race for 4th Year

Kentucky CASA Network (KCN) Partners with the Kentucky Bourbon Chase Relay Race for 4th Year

October 12, 2017

For the 4th consecutive year, The Kentucky CASA Network (KCN) is pleased to be one of the recognized charities of the Kentucky Bourbon Chase Ragnar Relay Race. “CASAs” or Court Appointed Special Advocates are Volunteers appointed by a judge to represent the best interests of abused and neglected children in court. The KCN's mission is to strengthen the local CASA programs that recruit and train t

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KCN Featured in NCASA 2016 Annual Report

KCN Featured in NCASA 2016 Annual Report

October 4, 2017

The National Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) Association has released their 2016 Annual Report. We would like to thank NCASA for featuring the Kentucky CASA Network in this report and highlighting the growth our organization has seen over the past year.

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Kentucky CASA Network Announces Hiring of Andrea M. Preston as Director of Network Training

Kentucky CASA Network Announces Hiring of Andrea M. Preston as Director of Network Training

August 2, 2017

The Kentucky CASA Network (KCN) is pleased to announce the hiring of Andrea M. Preston to the newly created position of Director of Network Training.  In her new position, Ms. Preston will lead the Association’s network-wide training initiatives, which include the successful roll-out of the new National CASA Pre-Service Training Curriculum in Kentucky, the development of ongoing statewide in-servi

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CASA of Henderson County Director to Retire after 20 Years

CASA of Henderson County Director to Retire

June 21, 2017

On Tuesday, KCN State Director Andrea Bruns presented CASA of Henderson County Director Andrea Goin with an award for her 20 years of dedicated service to CASA as she retires from the program at the end of June. Thank you, Andrea, for your service!

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Job Posting for New KCN Position

Job Posting for Director of Training

June 15, 2017

We are excited to announce the creation of a new staff position. Please find attached the job posting for a Director of Network Training for the Kentucky CASA Network. This position will either be located remotely and/or in our Louisville office. Please submit resumes along with a cover letter to the attention of the State Director at kycasanetwork@gmail.com by the closing date of June 30th, 2017.

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Kentucky CASA Network Appoints Della M. Justice as Deputy Director

Kentucky CASA Network Appoints Della M. Justice as Deputy Director

May 23, 2017

The Kentucky CASA Network (KCN) is pleased to announce the appointment of Della M. Justice to the position of Deputy Director of The Kentucky CASA Network. Ms. Justice joined the association in February of 2016 as Director of Program Growth and Compliance. In her new role, Ms. Justice will play a leadership role in the association's Strategic Growth and Development Initiative.

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DCBS Commissioner Adria Johnson speaks to KET Connections About Improving Kentucky’s Foster Care System

DCBS Commissioner Adria Johnson speaks to KET Connections About Improving Kentucky’s Foster Care Sys

May 9, 2017

A couple weeks ago, Adria Johnson, commissioner of the Kentucky Department of Community Based Services, sat down with Kentucky Educational Television (KET) to discuss improvements being made to the state's child welfare system. 

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KCN Launches Statewide Billboard Campaign

KCN Launches Statewide Billboard Campagin

April 7, 2017

We're excited to see that our first CASA billboard is up in Georgetown, KY! This is the first of 50 billboards that will be going up statewide throughout Child Abuse Prevention Month. If you spot a billboard in your community, we'd love to see a photo!

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Child Abuse Prevention Month is here!

Child Abuse Prevention Month is here!

April 3, 2017

National Child Abuse Prevention Month has officially started! This month, Prevent Child Abuse America is highlighting three ways to make an impact - mentor, advocate, or donate. How will you #committoprevent child abuse in Kentucky?

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Kentucky CASA Network Attends Child Abuse Prevention Month Launch

Kentucky CASA Network Attends Child Abuse Prevention Month Launch

March 28, 2017

The Kentucky CASA Network was proud to support Prevent Child Abuse Kentucky (PCAK) by planting pinwheels at the Capitol to kick-off Child Abuse Prevention Month. KCN State Director Andrea Bruns, along with CASA of the Bluegrass Executive Director Laura Guerrant, expressed our gratitude to Governor Bevin for his support of CASA and the work our amazing network of over 800 community volunteers do in

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Kentucky CASA Network Attends National CASA Association Annual Conference

Kentucky CASA Network Attends National CASA Association Annual Conference

March 14, 2017

Andrea Bruns, State Director of the Kentucky CASA Network, was chosen by the National Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) Association to provide closing remarks after a compelling keynote speech from JD Vance, author of Hillbilly Elegy. In total, 18 of Kentucky's 20 CASA programs gathered in Seattle for the conference this week. They networked with other CASA programs throughout the country, a

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A Foster Parent's Ideas for Helping Kentucky's Children

A Foster Parent's Ideas for Helping Kentucky's Children

March 10, 2017

Improving the lives of children in Kentucky requires listening to social workers, current and former foster parents, and the children themselves. Thank you to John Spires for publishing this piece in the Lexington Herald-Leader earlier this week.

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KY Governor and First Lady Launch ‘Open Hearts/Open Homes’ Initiative

Governor Launches ‘Open Hearts/Open Homes’ Initiative

March 10, 2017

FRANKFORT, Ky. (March 10, 2017) – Governor Matt Bevin and First Lady Glenna Bevin launched the “Open Hearts/Open Homes” initiative at the “Summit to Save Our Children” event they hosted in Frankfort. The initiative is part of the Governor’s pledge to improve the state’s adoption and foster care system by mobilizing a network of nonprofits, faith-based organizations and loving families.

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