In March 2014 Scott was recognized by CASA as the guardian ad litem (children’s attorney) of the year for the Commonwealth of Kentucky. In all 120 counties of the Commonwealth, Scott was named the attorney who best fights for the rights of children who suffer at the hands of their parents.
Scott credits his success largely to willingness to fight for those that many see as easy ignore- abused children largely raised in poverty. “Most of these kids never had a parent that cared about anything but getting high. Social workers, teachers, people like that- they’re overwhelmed with cases. They get in trouble if they make someone, even a strung out parent, angry. The only person I have to answer to is that kid. As long as the child is protected, I don’t care whose feelings I hurt”.
CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) serves children who find themselves in the court system as a result of parental abuse and neglect. CASA volunteers are assigned to focus solely on the needs of the child. CASA recognizes an attorney annually who above all others has advocated for the welfare of child clients.
Commonwealth of Kentucky CASA Guardian Ad Litem of the year 2014