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Court Appointed Special Advocate for children in foster care

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CASA for Children of Passaic County

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Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, children in the foster care system are now more isolated than ever. They need compassionate, dedicated community members to look out for their best interests and speak up when needed.

Enter CASA volunteer advocates.

CASA volunteers are partnered with a child or group of siblings who are involved in the child welfare system. Volunteers spend time with the child/children, gather information about his or her needs from the family, caretakers, teachers, doctors, and caseworkers, and make informed recommendations to the family court about the child’s future. The role of a CASA volunteer is simple: to advocate for whatever is in the best interest of the child/children.

You don't need any educational background or special skills; we will provide all the training you need.

In just 7 - 12 hours per month, you can make a difference in a child's life. The next volunteer training begins in February. We hope you join us (and children in foster care do, too)!

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About CASA for Children of Passaic County

Location:

415 Hamburg Turnpike, Suite D2, Wayne, NJ 07470, US

Mission Statement

Passaic County Court Appointed Special Advocates is an independent, non-profit organization that empowers volunteer advocates to champion the best interests of children involved in the child welfare system. CASA volunteers serve as a child's advocate in court and are committed to ensuring that needed services and assistance are made available to children in need.

Description

Every year more than half a million abused and neglected children are in need of safe, permanent, nurturing homes. Right now in Passaic County, there are over 500 children in out of home foster care.

That's where CASA steps in. CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) was created in 1977 to make sure the abuse and neglect these children originally suffered at home doesn't continue as abuse and neglect at the hands of the system. As trained advocates, CASA volunteers are appointed by judges to be a voice for these children in court. The result is that a child has an individual advocate to speak for them in court.

It is the CASA vision to provide a volunteer for each and every abused and neglected child who needs one.

Advocacy & Human Rights
Children & Youth
Justice & Legal

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Around Passaic CountyWayne, NJ 07470

(40.92537,-74.27654)
 

SKILLS

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • Training is 36 hours throughout February and March. After training, you will spend approximately 7 - 12 hours per month volunteering.
  • Background checks are required.

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