Child Advocate for CASA of Camden County


(39.944843,-75.119995)
 

Cause Areas

When

It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.

Where

520 Market StSuite 601Camden, NJ 08102

Speak UP for a Child

About

Volunteer With CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) of Camden County INC.

Are you looking for an opportunity to help a child in need?

Each year, thousands of children in Camden County are removed from their homes due to abuse or neglect. The child is then placed under the custody of Child Protective Services, which may place them in a foster home or other facility. Through no fault of their own, these abused children have become a part of an overburdened child welfare system. This is where CASA comes in.

CASA volunteers are ordinary people who care about kids. CASA volunteers don't require any specific education. All they need is compassion, objectivity and a commitment to children. CASA volunteers work one-on-one with abused or neglected child, advocati ng for his or her best interest, making sure they are safe and well-cared for, are getting the services they need and are placed in a permanent, safe, nurturing home as quickly as possible.

Research has shown that children with CASA volunteers

  • Are half as likely to re-enter foster care

  • Are substantially less likely to spend time in long-term foster care

  • Are more likely to be adopted

  • Have more services ordered for them

  • Are more likely to have a consistent, responsible adult presence

  • Spend less time in foster care

  • Do better in school

Volunteers must be at least 21 years of age . If you would like to become a CASA volunteer, please call 856.361.7180 or email bl williams@casaofcamdencounty.org

For more information about CASA visit www.casaofcamdencounty.org

Skills

Good Match For

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Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training

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