History of CASA
The CASA concept was first implemented by Judge David Soukup of Seattle, Washington in 1977. As a judge, he felt a compelling need to have more information available to him on which he could base his decisions, most of which had lifetime ramifications for children. Since the conception of the CASA program in 1977, CASA has grown to include over 950 programs in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The National CASA Association has been established to provide leadership and lend technical support to new and existing programs.
The CASA Program for Bullitt County operates independently but adheres to all program guidelines and standards established by the National CASA Association. Our program was established in October 2003, with cases assigned in February 2005.
"In criminal and civil cases...there are many points of view...with a child, trying to make the best decision, you feel like you don’t have sufficient information, at the end of the day I wondered, did I really know everything I should?"
-Judge David Soukup
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