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CASA of Camden County, Inc.

  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
  • 37 people are interested
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I am for the child

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


Volunteers qualifications

  • 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
cmorris-taylor@casaofcamdencounty.org


For more information about CASA visit www.casaofcamdencounty.org

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About CASA of Camden County, Inc.

Location:

520 Market Street, Suite 401, Camden, NJ 08102, US

Mission Statement

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.

Description

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
Community

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

520 Market StSuite 401Camden, NJ 08102

(39.94465,-75.1201)
 

SKILLS

  • Child Welfare
  • Child Development
  • Case Work / Management
  • Verbal / Written Communication
  • Youth Services

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • 12-18 months
  • Must be comfortable with going to Camden City to visit children and go to court.

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