Pick Your Community: | Hopkins | Muhlenberg | Daviess | Christian | Fayette | Henderson | Lakes | McCracken | Warren | Webster
Davis Motor Sales banner ad

CASA Program of Hopkins County Receives National Grant

kids-at-playgrdHOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (5/15/14) — The CASA Program of Hopkins County of Madisonville, KY has been awarded a $20,000 Advocacy grant from the National Court Appointed Special Advocate Association.

This money will be used to increase the number of children ages 7-17 who are benefitting from CASA volunteer advocacy in Hopkins County.

There are currently 946 CASA and volunteer guardian ad litem offices across the country training and supporting a network of 77,102 volunteers who ensure that children who have been removed from their homes due to abuse and neglect receive needed services and a voice in determining their futures.

In 2013, National CASA is awarding a total of $3.65 million in federal grants. Funds are provided by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, Department of Justice, as authorized under the Victims of Child Abuse Act of 1990.

“CASA programs continue to face deep budget cuts as a result of the still-struggling economy," says Michael Piraino, CEO of the National CASA Association. “National CASA grants provide strength and stability to our network, ensuring we continue to support the children who need help the most.”

"I appreciate greatly the work and assistance of CASA volunteers and staff. Says, Hon. Susan Wesley McClure, Hopkins Family Court Judge. Many times their input is the most reliable information I receive. CASA provides a voice for children whose futures are determined by the Court, but whose ability to speak out and make known their true situations is limited. The CASA's loyalty is to the child and to the child's best interest."

The CASA Program of Hopkins County was started May 1997. 50-60 children receive CASA advocacy each year, sadly we are only able to serve 20-30% of the children that actually need a CASA volunteer. 718 children were reported as abused or neglected in Hopkins County last year. This grant will allow us to expand our program by adding a part time person that will work to recruit new volunteers to advocate for school aged children.

If you are interested in more information on becoming a CASA volunteer, call Daphyne Maddox, CASA Program Director at 270 825-1582; email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ; or visit our website: www.facky.org.

SurfKY News
Information provided by Daphyne Maddox

© Copyright 2014 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story by using one of the social media links below.

Started 11/8/2013
Started 11/8/2013
Started 11/8/2013
Started 11/8/2013
Started 11/8/2013
Started 11/8/2013

In Other News...

Drug Awareness March Teaches 'Hopelessness Has a Cure'

NORTONVILLE, Ky. (7/26/14) — A march today seeks to raise awareness of drug addiction and the recovery services offered… Read More

School Staff Partner with Local Law Enforcement for School Safety Training

HENDERSON, Ky. (7/25/14) — Henderson County Schools staff from across the district will be participating in district… Read More
Started 11/8/2013
Started 11/8/2013

Most Read This Week (Site-Wide)

July 22, 2014 4219

Madisonville Woman Charged With…

in Top Stories by Madisonville Police Department
July 24, 2014 3204

Powderly Man Injured in Apparent Gun…

in Top Stories by Charles W. Riley II, SurfKY News
July 24, 2014 2256

Madisonville Man Charged for Drugs,…

in Top Stories by Trooper Stu Recke
July 23, 2014 2230

Crime Stoppers Top Most Wanted - July 23,…

in Top Stories by Crime Stoppers
July 23, 2014 1916

Greenville Family Loses Home, Possessions…

in Top Stories by Charles W. Riley II, SurfKY News

Most Read Stories from Hopkins County

July 22, 2014 4219

Madisonville Woman Charged With…

in Top Stories by Madisonville Police Department
July 24, 2014 2256

Madisonville Man Charged for Drugs,…

in Top Stories by Trooper Stu Recke
July 23, 2014 2230

Crime Stoppers Top Most Wanted - July 23,…

in Top Stories by Crime Stoppers
July 25, 2014 1397

No One Injured in Truck-Train Collision

in Top Stories by Ami Clayton, SurfKY News
July 21, 2014 1257

Madisonville Fire Chief Announces…

in Top Stories by Rita Dukes Smith, SurfKY News Director

Most Read Stories from Owensboro

July 22, 2014 1320

Alliance for a Drug Free Owensboro and…

in News by Carla Shelton
July 23, 2014 1265

Owensboro Neighborhood Alliance Meeting…

in News by Sherry Girten
July 22, 2014 1261

Daviess County Traffic Advisory

in News by Keith Todd
July 23, 2014 1183

Fall Baseball League Registrations

in News by Brittni Bunn
July 24, 2014 766

US 231 Ohio River 'William Natcher'…

in News by Keith Todd

Most Read Stories from Muhlenberg County

July 24, 2014 3204

Powderly Man Injured in Apparent Gun…

in Top Stories by Charles W. Riley II, SurfKY News
July 23, 2014 1916

Greenville Family Loses Home, Possessions…

in Top Stories by Charles W. Riley II, SurfKY News
July 23, 2014 1672

Swinging for Sadie Raises $6,000 for…

in Top Stories by Paul McRee, SurfKY News
July 24, 2014 1160

Muhlenberg to Have State's Only Honey…

in Top Stories by Charles W. Riley II, SurfKY News
July 24, 2014 902

Marching Mustangs Band Camp Underway

in Top Stories by Charles W. Riley II, SurfKY News

SurfKY News Group, Inc. Central Office & Printing Division
1125 Nebo Rd.  •  Madisonville, KY 42431  •  270.452.2249 (fax)
Main Number: 270.452.2727 (phone)  •  Printing Division Direct Line: 270.821.8600 (phone)

SurfKY Owensboro News Bureau
920 Frederica St. / Suite 210  •  Owensboro, KY 42301  •  270.683-8060 (phone)


Contact a member of our staff: www.surfky.com/contact
Copyright © 2014 SurfKY News Group, Inc.  •  Terms of Use  •  Site Map

social 06social 21social 22social 04social 03