Court Appointed Special Advocate


(40.496506,-74.4431)
 

Cause Areas

When

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

Where

77 Church StreetNew Brunswick, NJ 08901

About

JOIN THE MOVEMENT TO PROTECT OUR CHILDREN

Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) is seeking volunteers to advocate for children who have been abused or neglected. On any given day, more than 350 children from Middlesex County are living in foster care. Now, more than ever, we need you. A child with a CASA is more likely to find a permanent home, spend less time in foster care, and perform better in school. Champion one of these children from your community and safeguard a child’s well being through advocacy in the court today.

What does a CASA do? A CASA is integral in helping the Court in determining the appropriate permanent plan for the child. We ensure abuse and neglect doesn’t continue at the hand’s of the court. A CASA forges a connection with the child/children they are matched with. They build their trust and discover what their needs are. They meet with the children at least once a month. An advocate also examines their child's health and education records and meet with their caregivers, school, therapists and other professionals. Once they identify what the child’s needs are, they write a report and advocate for a child’s needs in court. Our staff and peer coordinators are with you every step of the way to support you and help you succeed. No special skills or specific backgrounds are needed. Advocates must be 21+ and have the ability to commit to 18 - 24 months of service.

If you are interested in volunteering visit www.casaofmiddlesexcounty.org/volunteer or call (732) 246.4449 or email info@casaofmiddlesexcounty.org.


Skills

  • Child Welfare
  • Child Development
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Case Work / Management
  • Social Work
  • Community Outreach

Good Match For

N/A

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • 18 - 24 months. At least 1 monthly visit w/child.
  • Report writing.

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