CASA of South Central Kentucky needs volunteers

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – In south central Kentucky, there’s a growing need for people willing to advocate for abused and neglected children.

Right now, there are several hundred kids in the area waiting to be paired with volunteers. That’s why CASA of South Central Kentucky is putting out a call to the community.

Children referred to CASA by family court judges are in desperate need. Many of them have been in heart-wrenching situations. According to an advocate development specialist at CASA, the number of abused children in the region is increasing.

While social workers are assigned to the children, there are often limits to how much attention they can give to each child.

Training for new volunteers will be taking place in Barren County starting in August. The application deadline for that training is July 19. To apply visit http://www.casaofsck.org/volunteer/.