Casey's Law KY
The Steps Toward Help and Hope
Contact your county attorney
A full list of Kentucky county attorneys and circuit clerks can be found here
Please note if you are in Jefferson County the filing process is slightly different. You can find more information and resources on how to file in Jefferson County here
Schedule appointments for evaluations
Schedule with 2 qualified health professionals, one of whom must be a physician.
File petition 700A
Petition is filed with the circuit court clerk in the county of the person with the substance use disorder (respondent) by the spouse, relative, friend or guardian (petitioner). The court reviews the petition and, if there is probable cause, orders that two evaluations be conducted. Court date is set within 14 days.
Evaluations must be returned at least 24 hours prior to the court date.
Locate detox & treatment facility
Immediately after court date is set locate a detox & treatment facility. Petitioner bears the responsibility and right to choose the facility.
Treatment is ordered
Treatment is ordered based on the evaluations and can be ordered from up to 60 and not more than 360 days, depending on the request of the petitioner and the results of the hearing.