Fayette County

License plates being pre-sold to raise awareness of child abuse

Kentucky Court Appointed Special Advocates is pre-selling license plates to raise awareness of child abuse in Kentucky and to help educate the community about CASA’s mission.

A CASA volunteer is a court-appointed, supervised advocate who serves as a voice for abused or neglected children in the family court system.

In Kentucky, 24,000 children were involved in abuse and neglect cases in 2015, but only 2,896 children were aided by a CASA volunteer.

Currently, Kentucky has 812 CASA volunteers. Each volunteer typically carries one to two cases at a time. More volunteers would result in more children being given a voice in the court system.

To ensure production of the Kentucky CASA license plate, 900 license plates must be pre-sold for $25 each. To order, go to Lexingtoncasa.com or contact Melynda Jamison at 859-246-4313 or mjamison@lexingtonky.gov. To learn more about CASA, go to Casanetworkky.com.