20 people are interested
Every year more than half a million abused and neglected children are in need of safe, permanent, nurturing homes. Too many spend years moving from one temporary home to another. They have no family to call their own. They are more likely than other children to face homelessness, unemployment, even prison as adults. That's why CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) is important. CASA was created to make sure the abuse and neglect these children originally suffered in the home doesn't continue as abuse and neglect at the hands of the system.
As trained advocates, CASA volunteers get to know children in foster care and talk with their caregivers, schools, therapists, and other professionals, in order to gather information about their wellbeing and advocate for them in court. CASA volunteers advocate for the appropriate services to be offered to the children and their families and assist the Court in determining the appropriate permanent plan for each child.
No special skills are required and you will receive all the training you need through CASA for Children in Middlesex County. Please note that we primarily serve children originating from Middlesex County, New Jersey, and that travel to other counties is possible.
We'll work with your schedule.
77 Church StreetNew Brunswick, NJ 08901
- Child Advocacy
- Basic Computer Skills
- Critical Thinking
- People Skills
- Relationship Building
- Verbal / Written Communication
- People 55+
- Driver's License Needed
- Background Check
- Must be at least 21
- Orientation or Training
- Around 15 hours/month for at least 18 months