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
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
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
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 email@example.com by the closing date of
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
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.
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
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!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org by the closing date of June 30th, 2017.
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.
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.
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!
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
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
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.
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.