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Five new ‘virtual’ CASA volunteers sworn in as number continues to grow in Central Kentucky

Five new volunteers from Fayette and Bourbon counties were sworn in as Court-Appointed Special Advocates the week of Thanksgiving. They are among a growing number of people who are choosing to help abused and neglected children during these very trying times. The new CASA volunteers were sworn to confidentiality by family court Judge Lisa Hart Morgan in a virtual ceremony held over Zoom. It is the...

CASA of Lexington names Brian Wright, Ellen Wood as Volunteers of the Month for November

CASA of Lexington has named a pair of newer court-appointed special advocates as Volunteers of the Month for November. Brian Wright and Ellen Wood are recent additions to CASA of Lexington’s nearly 200 volunteers: Wood began advocating for abused and neglected children in the fall of 2019 and Wright began early in 2020. Brian Wright Wright was nominated by his Volunteer Manager, Mary Beth, who said...

CASA of Lexington expands capacity to advocate for abused, neglected children with 11 new volunteers

CASA of Lexington expanded its capacity to advocate for abused and neglected children in August when 11 new volunteers were sworn in by Family Court Judge Traci Brislin. “What you’re about to embark on is something that is fantastic. It can be terrifying at some times, and some of the things you’re going to see and listen to from these kiddos may bring you to tears,” Brislin...