Volunteer With CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) of Camden County INC.
Training begins soon.
Are you looking for an opportunity to give back to your community and 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.
The CASA volunteer gathers information about the child's situation attends court proceedings. The Advocate makes a recommendation to the judge so that the judge has the information to make a decision about the child's future. The CASA volunteer advocates for the child to be placed in a safe, permanent home as quickly as possible.
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.
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
Be 21 or older.
Be able to dedicate time every month to visit the child.
Proficient in Microsoft Word in order to write court reports and complete volunteer logs.
Comfortable with visiting homes and going to court in Camden City.
No prior criminal history or child abuse charges.
Relevant experience preferred but not required: Past experience working with children or the court system.
If you would like to become a CASA volunteer, please call 856.361.7180 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information about CASA visit www.casaofcamdencounty.org
520 Market Street, Suite 401, Camden, NJ 08102, US
Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Camden County, Inc. is an independent, non-profit organization committed to advocating for the best interest of children in out-of-home-placement under the jurisdiction of the NJ Family Court.
Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Camden County, Inc. is an independent, non-profit organization committed to advocating for the best interest of abused and neglected children in out-of-home-placement under the jurisdiction of the NJ Family Court. In order to do this, the CASA must investigate the facts of the case, recommend a course of action to the court or Child Placement Review Board (CPR), facilitate the resolution of the presenting problems, and monitor the progress toward the established goals.
Advocacy & Human Rights
Children & Youth
We'll work with your schedule.
520 Market StSuite 401Camden, NJ08102
November 1, 2020
Case Work / Management
Verbal / Written Communication
Must be at least 21
Orientation or Training
Must be comfortable with going to Camden City to visit children and go to court.