NCK CASA advocates for abused and neglected children in the Kansas 12th Judicial District which includes the counties of Cloud, Jewell, Lincoln, Mitchell, Washington and Republic Counties.
Hope's Place Child Advocacy Center is a comprehensive, child-centered program based in a facility that provides a coordinated, trauma-sensitive, multidisciplinary response to a child's outcry of abuse. Hope's Place uses a team approach to coordinate the investigation and treatment services for children involved in allegations of sexual abuse or serious physical abuse. Like NCK CASA, Hope's Place serves children in the Kansas 12th Judicial District.
Hope's Place CAC provides a child-friendly, safe, and neutral location in which law enforcement and Child Protective Services investigators may conduct and observe forensic interviews with children who are alleged victims of crimes, and where the child and non-offending caregivers receive support, crisis intervention, and referrals for mental health and medical treatment.
CASA serves as a powerful voice for abused and neglected children, whose case is in the court system. A CASA Volunteer provides a judge with a carefully researched background of the child to help the court make a sound decision about the child's future. The CASA Volunteer makes a recommendation to the court if it is in the child's best interest to stay with his or her parent or guardian, be placed in foster care, or be freed for permanent adoption.
Emily's Dragon tells the emotional story of a young girl removed from her home and placed in foster care, and how her CASA volunteer made a difference during this critical point in her life.
NCK CASA & HOPE'S PLACE CHILD ADVOCACY CENTER never charges for services provided to victims of child abuse or their non-offending caregivers. We rely solely on grants, fundraisers and the generosity of our community supporters to carry out our mission.