Child Placement Review (CPR): CPR boards consist of court appointed citizens who monitor the cases of all children who have been placed outside of their homes by the Division of Youth and Family Services (DYFS). Board members collectively review case plans and conduct interviews of involved parties to make recommendations that are in the best interest of the child to the Presiding Family Court Judge. The boards meet on a biweekly basis at theHudsonCountyAdministrationBuilding at 5:30 p.m.
Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA): CASA volunteers are trained to represent children in the foster care system acting as "a child’s voice in court."
Courthouse Services Assistance Program: Volunteers perform clerical/supportive tasks such as, but not limited to, copying documents, calling the calendar, escorting litigants, and customer service work. Volunteers must be available during court business hours.
Domestic Violence Assistance Program: Volunteers take part in assisting victims navigate through the court process by making follow-up telephone contact with victims, making referrals to service providers, and conducting customer service surveys. Volunteers must be available during court business hours.
Juvenile Conference Committee (JCC): JCC members are court appointed citizens who conduct confidential, informal hearings regarding complaints against juveniles who allegedly commit minor acts of delinquency such as criminal mischief, trespassing, shoplifting, simple assault, and disorderly person’s offenses. The JCC makes recommendations to the Presiding Family Court Judge which may include counseling, restitution, community work, a letter of apology or other sanctions/conditions that will help the juvenile to become a responsible person. JCC panels meet on a monthly basis starting between 6:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. at standard locations.
Municipal Court Mediation: Court appointed volunteers mediate cases between disputing parties in Hudson County Municipal Courts. As a neutral party, a mediator helps citizens discuss the issues and explore options in resolving the dispute themselves. Mediators devote between two and six hours per month during court business hours.
Supervised Visitation:Volunteers monitor visitation sessions between a non-custodial parent and child when family relations or other factors deprive a child of a relationship with a non-custodial parent. Visitation takes place on Tuesdays from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. and Saturdays from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Hudson County Administration Building.
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Requirements & Commitment
- Background Check
- Must be at least 18
- Orientation or Training
- one year
- Satisfactory results from criminal background