CASA Volunteers are appointed by family court judges to advocate for the best interest of an abused or neglected child during their time in the child welfare system. They are in essence, the voice of the child, in court. CASA Volunteers interview parents, doctors, educators, foster parents, therapists, and anyone else involved in the life of the child they are assigned. Their goal is to provide child-focused reports to the court, which will lead to a speedy, safe, and permanent placement for the child. This is why it is imperative for these volunteers to go through extensive training.All Volunteers are screened closely for objectivity, competence, and commitment. You can become a CASA volunteer if:
- You have never been convicted of a crime and can pass a criminal background check.
- You are not personally involved with DCP&P (the state child welfare agency).
- Your job (and your life) is flexible.
- You are at least 21 years old.
- You are willing to make a one-year commitment.
- You pass CASA’s screening process.
Winter Daytime Training: 9:30am-2pm
- January 30, 2017 (Monday)
- February 1, 2017 (Wednesday)
- February 6, 2017 (Monday)
- February 8, 2017 (Wednesday)
- February 13, 2017 (Monday)
- February 15, 2017 (Wednesday)
- February 22, 2017 (Wednesday)
There are information session EVERY third Wednesday of the month! Please fill out our Registration form to come to our next informtaion seesion! https://form.jotform.com/BergenCASA/info-session-sign-up
- Child Development
- Youth Services
- Child Welfare
- Child Care
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
- Driver's License Needed
- Background Check
- Must be at least 21
- Orientation or Training
- Two years on a case