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Kentucky CASA Lobbies for State Funding

Mar 29, 2016
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A Kentucky child advocacy group says it’s fighting to receive state funding for the first time as legislators work to hammer out a budget.

The Court Appointed Children’s Advocates program uses judge-approved volunteers in child abuse or neglect cases to make recommendations on the victim’s behalf. 

'Making Busy Lives Easier' at Murray Mom Expo

Jul 22, 2014
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CASA by the Lakes Director Lindsey Harlan drops by Sounds Good with the scoop on the first ever Murray Mom Expo this evening (Tuesday) from 4 to 8 pm in the Murray Room of the CFSB Center. Everyone's welcome to visit vendors of products and services designed to make busy lives easier.

CASA by the Lakes Executive Director Lindsey Harlan joins Kate Lochte on Sounds Good to recap with us the upcoming Pirates v. Ninjas Fun Walk/Run and Chili Challenge at Kentucky Dam Village State Resort Park this weekend, September 28th. It raises funds for CASA’s safe placement of abused and neglected children in Calloway and Marshall Counties. They also talk about the work court appointed special advocates do in Marshall and Calloway Counties and the unity between counties and regionwide. Call 270-761-0164 or email casapr@murray-ky.net for more information about the fundraiser.

CASA by the Lakes Executive Director Lindsey Harlan joins us on Sounds Good. There’s A Pirates v. Ninjas Fun Walk/Run and Chili Challenge at Kentucky Dam Village State Resort Park on September 28th. It raises funds for CASA’s safe placement of abused and neglected children in Calloway and Marshall Counties. Pick a side: Pirate or Ninja, dress up the family and have a good time for a good cause. Registration for the Fun Walk and Run begins at 9:30 am at Kentucky Dam Village Beach Parking Lot ($8 for individuals in advance, $10 at event. Groups of 4 or more - call 270-761-0164 for discount). The Walk/Run begins at 10:30 am, with prizes for best costumes. The Chili Challenge will be at Kentucky Dam Village Lakeview Pavilion (behind the Convention Center). $5 suggested donation per bowl, $2 for each extra. Registration fees for teams is $25. Call 270-761-0164 or email casapr@murray-ky.net for more information.

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When Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear called a special session this month of legislative redistricting, he left open the possibility that judicial districts could be addressed, as well. 

The Kentucky Supreme Court last year certified the need for two family court judgeships in Daviess county.  Chief Justice John Minton says family court positions have not made it into the budget in previous sessions.

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A long journey for a Paducah girl in and out of foster homes ended with a successful adoption this month.

The Court Appointed Special Advocates program in McCracken County played a major role in the smooth transition for a girl whose parents could no longer care for her.

Lindsey Harlan, Director of CASA by the Lakes, visits Sounds Good to speak with Kate Lochte about fundraising time for the Court Appointed Special Advocates Fundraiser. CASA for Children by the Lakes is a non-profit organization that recruits, trains, and supports quality volunteers whose mission is to advocate for the timely and safe placement of abused and neglected children. See more about CASA at VolunteerMurray.org.

Lindsey Harlan Speaks on Helping Children Through CASA

Sep 11, 2012

Court Appointed Special Advocates, or CASAs are volunteers who are trained to help in cases of child abuse and neglect. Volunteers observe children first hand and report back to the court to help judges make the best decision in family court cases. Kentucky has 2o CASA programs. In 2010, they served a little over 2,000 children. Funding for these programs comes from donations and grants, and directly contributes to how many children they may serve.