In the 2016-2017 school year, over 300 children engaged in education provided by the agency that promoted the development of skills that help them recognize and cultivate relationships based on mutual respect.
GRAVES COUNTY CASA
In 2017 CASA Volunteers gave more than 300 hours and drove over 3000 miles providing court advocacy to 109 abused and neglected children.
mission & vision
We believe that all children should have the opportunity to grow up in a safe environment. Children should feel safe at home, in school, and out in the community.
Donnitta Pyle - Board Chair
Ryan Toombs - Vice Chair
Ashley Grooms - Treasurer
Pam Smith - Secretary
Dr. Ricky Burse
Mayfield-Graves County Child Advocacy Program, Inc. formed in 1989 and was established as a
501 (C) (3) organization out of concern for a rising number of child abuse/neglect reports in Graves County Kentucky. Initial funding for the agency came from the KY Justice Cabinet’s Crime Victims Trust Fund and allowed the agency to begin a Body Safety program for K – 2nd grade students. Eventually, the agency secured other funds. Once supported by the budget a part-time staff was hired to coordinate and administrate the agency and its programs. The agency began operating Graves County CASA in partnership with Graves County District Court in 2000. In 2007 the program’s name changed to Graves County Child Advocacy Program, Inc. Prevention education programming that focuses on healthy relationships was revived in 2010.
Children are the primary population served.