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Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA)

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ORGANIZATION: CASA of Ocean County

  • 105 people are interested
CASA
Be a Super hero and support the needs of our children

CASA of Ocean County recognizes the problem of child abuse and neglect and is committed to helping its victims; the children living in our communities. Child abuse hurts children physically, mentally, and emotionally at an immeasurable loss to society.

Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Ocean County recruits, trains, supports and supervises community volunteers that advocate for children who have been removed from their home due to neglect or abuse.

CASA volunteers ensure children’s best interest remain the priority while working toward establishing a safe, stable, and permanent home for each child served. Volunteers improve the quality of information presented to the Court by serving as an independent set of eyes and ears for the Judge. CASA is actively recruiting program volunteers to join our upcoming training course. If you would like more information, please call our office and speak to Elise Sheplak, Volunteer Coordinator. You may also visit our website: www.casaofoceancounty.org to submit an application online.

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About CASA of Ocean County

Location:

1035 Hooper Ave, Suite 3, Toms River, NJ 08753, US

Mission Statement

The mission of CASA is to speak for the best interests of abused and neglected children in the courts. We promote and support quality volunteer representation for children to provide each child a safe, permanent, nurturing home.

Description

Every year more than half a million abused and neglected children are in need of safe, permanent, nurturing homes. That's where CASA steps in. CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) was created in 1977 to make sure the abuse and neglect these children originally suffered at home doesn't continue as abuse and neglect at the hands of the system. As trained advocates, CASA volunteers are appointed by judges to be a voice for these children in court. The result is that a child is placed into a safe, loving home where he/she can thrive. It is the CASA vision to provide a volunteer for each and every abused and neglected child who needs one.

CAUSE AREAS

Advocacy & Human Rights
Children & Youth
Community
Advocacy & Human Rights, Children & Youth, Community

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

1035 Hooper AveUnit 3Toms River, NJ 08753

(39.97036,-74.18324)
 

SKILLS

  • Fundraising
  • Basic Computer Skills
  • Youth Services
  • Child Welfare
  • Community Outreach
  • Microsoft Office Suite

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • 2-5 hours per week
  • Basic computer skills, visit foster children once a month, take a 30hr advocacy training course.

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