128 South College Street
Pikeville KY 41501
Contact Information
Address 128 South College Street
Pikeville, KY 41501
Phone (606) 437-7447
Fax 606 4320508
Contact Name Laura Kretzer
At A Glance
Former Names
Big Sandy Area Child Advocacy Center
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Financial Summary
Revenue vs Expenses - All Years
Expense Breakdown - Recent Year
Mission Statement

Judi’s Place for Kids – a bright solution for abused children - a community working together promoting safety and justice, offering hope and healing so that all may thrive and reach their full potential.

Background Statement
Incorporated in 1999, Judi's Place for Kids has grown to provide key child advocacy services in its five-county region of Eastern Kentucky.  The Center provides victim advocacy, multi-disciplinary team coordination, forensic interviews, and comprehensive medical examinations.  Mental health services are provided on-site through an agreement with Mountain Comprehensive Care Center.  Public presentations are available upon request.  The center is designated by Kentucky's Cabinet for Health and Family Services to provide these services in its service region.  The Center is also a member of the Kentucky Association of Children's Advocacy Centers and an accredited member of the National Children's Alliance. Our organization is named in honor of former First Lady Judi Patton, who worked to establish children's advocacy centers across Kentucky and continues as an advocate for abused children.  In 2006, Judi's Place for Kids began the process to establish CASA of Eastern Kentucky, providing trained, screened, and supervised volunteer advocates to children in family court in Pike, Floyd, and Magoffin Counties.  These volunteers make recommendations to the court as to the child's best interests.
Impact Statement Judi's Place for Kids provides two national model programs to address child abuse: children's advocacy center and Court-Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Eastern Kentucky.  These programs meet standards of their respective state and national respective membership programs.  Judi's Place for Kids also provides public education, including facilitation of the Darkness to Light Stewards of Children program.  The children's advocacy center has locations in Pikeville and Prestonsburg, serving Pike, Floyd, Johnson, Martin, and Magoffin Counties.  The CASA program is housed in the Prestonsburg location and serves Pike, Floyd, and Magoffin Counties.  More than 400 children were served by these programs in 2019.
Needs Statement
  1. Transportation – Judi’s Place for Kids works with public transportation and provides gas cards to families to assist with the expense of traveling to services. The large geographic region served is a driving force behind opening the second location in Prestonsburg. Public transportation is limited. Judi’s Place for Kids would propose to accept bids from the medical taxi companies in the area to provide consistently and timely transportation for our clients to attend any on-site service, including forensic interviewing, mental health counseling, advocacy and support services, and medical services, within 24 hours. Currently, most public transportation is limited to being scheduled at least 72 hours in advance.
  2. Updates to Pikeville location – Judi’s Place for Kids values providing a welcoming environment to children, families, and community partners. When we opened the second location in Prestonsburg, we chose different furnishings for the forensic interview room. We would like to replace the furniture in the Pikeville forensic interview room with similar furniture, which is more comfortable for both small children and teens. The hardwood floors in the main waiting areas and the conference room are becoming worn and need refinished. This conference room is also utilized to meet with caregivers and the multi-disciplinary team. The chairs in the conference room are too low to be comfortable at the table. We would also like to purchase 8 chairs for this room.
  3. CASA public relations campaign – CASA of Eastern Kentucky is one of programs of Judi’s Place for Kids. Purchase of mass media, including billboards, radio ads, social media ads, and television ads, would assist in raising awareness of the CASA program. We believe that the media presence would assist and compliment the targeted volunteer recruitment efforts.
CEO/Executive Director Statement Our Center's services are unique in the region.  Every effort is made to address barriers to the children receiving services, such as transportation.  We are thankful for the support of the community.  Donations make a tremendous difference in the quality and availability of services.
Geographic Areas Served
In a specific U.S. city, cities, state(s) and/or region.
Pike County
Floyd County
Martin County
Magoffin County
Johnson County
Judi's Place for Kids serves child victims of abuse and their non-offending caregivers in Pike, Floyd, Johnson, Martin, and Magoffin Counties in Eastern Kentucky for children's advocacy center services.
The CASA of Eastern Kentucky program serves children in family court due to abuse and neglect in Pike, Floyd, and Magoffin Counties.
Impact Questions
GoalsHelpWhat is the organization aiming to accomplish? This is the organization's ultimate goal for intended impact.
Maintain accreditation status of CAC and CASA programs by ensuring quality services to children through professional development and program evaluation.  
Increase relationships with partner agencies and with the community.
Maintain appropriate facilities.
Continue to develop the board.
Increase sustainable, unrestricted gifts. 
StrategiesHelpWhat are the organization's strategies for its stated long-term goals?
Ensure professional development of staff and volunteers as priority.
Continue to evaluate staffing patterns and service provision.
Recruit and retain volunteers.
Increase special events.  Identify and engage more donors and sustain government funding.
Increase relationships in the community, including business relationships, and higher education.
Engage community partners in training opportunities.
Maintain building and ensure enough space for all programs. 
CapabilitiesHelpWhat are the organization’s capabilities for doing this? What resources, capacities, and connections support its progress towards long-term goals? Expert staff.  Committed volunteers and board members.  Generous community members.  Statistics reports/ client databases.  Donor tracking.  
ProgressHelpWhat has and hasn’t been accomplished so far?
The CASA program has expanded from Pike and Floyd Counties into Magoffin County.  The number of volunteers is growing with a shift in a guided learning model that accommodates for individual training and overcomes geographic barriers.
Businesses have stepped up to assist with additional fundraising events.  Community partner agencies have increased engagement in training. 
Board Chair
Board Chair Sheila Belcher
Company Affiliation Pikeville Medical Center
Term Oct 2019 to Sept 2020
Board Members
Leslie BaysBig Sandy Community & Technical College
Sheila BelcherPikeville Medical Center
Donna CassellCitizens Bank of Kentucky
Jeffrey DanielJob Corps
TJ HurstState Farm
Todd KennedyAttorney
Genesia Kilgore-BowlingUniversity of Pikeville
Connie LittleTurning Point Domestic Violence Services
Sherrie NewcombRetired
Judi Conway PattonCommunity VolunteerVoting
Stephanie RodriguezCommunity Volunteer
Daryle RonningAttorney
Michelle SodeFloyd County Attorney's Office
Mike TaylorElkhorn City HousingVoting
Crystal WellsCommunity Trust Bank
Board Demographics - Ethnicity. Add number
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 15
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 4
Female 11
Unspecified 0
Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 0
Board Meeting Attendance % 65%
Written Board Selection Criteria? Yes
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 60%
Percentage Making In-Kind Contributions 0%
Constituency Includes Client Representation No
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 6
CEO Comments Gen
CEO/Executive Director
Executive Director Mrs. Laura Kretzer
Term Start July 2005
Email Laura.Kretzer@ky.gov
Experience Laura Kretzer is a native of Johnson County. She completed her Bachelor of Social Work degree at Harding University in Searcy, Arkansas and completed her Master of Social Work degree from the University of Kentucky. She also completed a federal traineeship through the Leadership Experiences in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities program.  She has worked with youth with mental health difficulties in both Kentucky and Ohio. Many of these youth have been struggling with difficulties related to sexual abuse. Additionally, prior to joining Judi's Place for Kids, she served on the management team of Hamilton Choices for close to three years, managing a staff of seven in the field of wraparound services. Mrs. Kretzer strives to lead the organization following principles of Good to Great, believing that the best care possible should be provided to child victims of abuse in Eastern Kentucky.
Mrs. Kretzer has served as past President of Children's Advocacy Centers of Kentucky.  She has served on the Pike County Foster Care Review Board, the Pike County/ Model City Head Start Health Care Advisory Committee, Families First and the Pike County Family and Consumer Sciences Advisory Committee.  She was also a member of the Big Sandy Coalition on Preventing Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, and Child Abuse.  In addition to presentations regarding the work of Judi's Place for Kids, she has conducted presentations on primary prevention and attachment disorders.  She is an authorized facilitator of the Darkness to Light Stewards of Children curriculum. Ms. Kretzer currently serves as a member and treasurer of the Johnson County 4-H Adult Council.
Full Time Staff 10
Part Time Staff 3
Volunteers 14
Contractors 5
Retention Rate 83%
Management Reports to Board? Yes
Staff Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 12
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Staff Demographics - Gender
Male 0
Female 12
Unspecified 0
Senior Staff
Title Forensic Interviewer, MDT Coordinator
Formal Evaluations
CEO Formal Evaluation Yes
CEO/Executive Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Yes
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
NonManagement Formal Evaluation Yes
Non Management Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Provides comprehensive medical examinations by pediatricians with additional training in child sexual abuse examinations.  Additionally, each child receiving an exam is screened by a qualified mental health professional for trauma symptoms.
Budget 0

CASA of Eastern Kentucky promotes and protects the best interest of children who have been abused or neglected in Pike, Floyd, and Magoffin Counties. This is achieved through a volunteer-powered network of trained and committed community members.

CASA of Eastern Kentucky serves children in family court in Pike, Floyd, and Magoffin Counties. 

Description Provides forensic interviews, victim advocacy and coordinated multi-disciplinary team response to allegations of child abuse, human trafficking, physical abuse, and witness to violence/ homicide.
Program Success Monitored By Childre
Description Facilitated, evidence-based educational program to prevent, recognize, and respond to child sexual abuse.
Plans & Policies
Organization has a Fundraising Plan? No
Organization has a Strategic Plan? Under Development
Years Strategic Plan Considers 3
Date Strategic Plan Adopted May 2017
Management Succession Plan? Yes
Organization Policy and Procedures Yes
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistleblower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy Yes
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy Yes
United Way Member Agency2004
Kentucky Nonprofit Network2019
National Children's Alliance - Full Member2009
National CASA2016
External Assessments and Accreditations
National Children's Alliance - Accreditation2009
Revenue vs Expenses - All Years
Expense Breakdown - Recent Year
Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year Start July 01, 2019
Fiscal Year End June 30, 2020
Projected Revenue $843,000.00
Projected Expenses $843,000.00
Detailed Financials
Revenue SourcesHelpThe financial analysis involves a comparison of the IRS Form 990 and the audit report (when available). Revenue from foundations and corporations may be included in individual contributions when not itemized separately.
Fiscal Year201720162015
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
Government Contributions$0$0$0
Individual Contributions$481,055$389,806$282,891
Investment Income, Net of Losses$2,287$1,555$1,722
Membership Dues$0$0$0
Special Events$9,903$31,741$18,927
Revenue In-Kind$0$0$0
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201720162015
Program Expense$372,888$217,363$207,464
Administration Expense$173,925$133,529$117,415
Fundraising Expense$0$7,159$0
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.121.181.24
Program Expense/Total Expenses78%56%73%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue------
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201720162015
Total Assets$539,119$529,906$428,805
Current Assets$220,379$201,252$165,427
Long-Term Liabilities$0$0$0
Current Liabilities$19,818$4,754$6,128
Total Net Assets$519,301$525,152$422,677
Form 990s
2018 Form 990
2017 Form 990
2016 Form 990
2015 Form 990
2014 Form 990
2013 990 2013
2012 990 2012
2011 990 - Part I
2011 990- Part II
2010 990EZ
2010 990EZ
2009 990EZ
2008 990
Audit Documents
2013 Audit
2013 AuditPart2
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Campaign Purpose building renovations
State Registration Yes
Address 128 South College Street
Pikeville, KY 41501
Primary Phone 606 437-7447
Contact Email Laura.Kretzer@ky.gov
CEO/Executive Director Mrs. Laura Kretzer
Board Chair Sheila Belcher
Board Chair Company Affiliation Pikeville Medical Center