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 United Way 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. Prevention education subsided for a few year. In 2007 the program’s name changed to Graves County Child Advocacy Program, Inc. Prevention education was revitalized in 2010 with grant funding provided by the Child Victims' Trust Fund. Children are the primary population served.
Donnitta Pyle - Board Chair
Ryan Toombs - Vice Chair
Ashley Grooms - Treasurer
Pam Smith - Secretary
Dr. Ricky Burse
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.
GRAVES COUNTY CASA
In 2016 CASA Volunteers gave more than 600 hours and drove over 3000 miles providing court advocacy to 93 abused and neglected children.
In the 2015-2016 school year, Building Healthy Relationships helped over 550 children develop skills that will help them recognize and cultivate relationships based on mutual respect.