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¿Hablas español? Bilingual volunteers needed for children in foster care

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CASA for Children of Passaic County

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In only 7 - 12 hours per month, you can make a difference in a child's life as a volunteer bilingual advocate.

More than fifty percent of children in the Passaic County foster care system identify as Hispanic. Unfortunately, there is a serious shortage of bilingual English/Spanish volunteers to advocate for their rights.

When a child enters foster care, he or she is assigned a dedicated, trained Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) volunteer from Passaic County CASA. The child’s advocate ensures that their individual needs remain priority while they move through the child welfare system and the family court. CASAs work one-on-one with the abused or neglected child, gathering information from the family, caretakers, teachers, doctors, and caseworkers in order to make informed recommendations to the family court about the child’s future.

No experience or formal education needed!

Join Passaic County CASA as a bilingual advocate, and change a child's life! Training begins in February, so contact Jessica Mickley at jessica@passaiccountycasa.org ASAP to get started.

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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
  • Training is 36 hours during February and March. After training, you will spend approximately 7 - 12 hours per month volunteering.
  • To be a bilingual English/Spanish volunteer advocate, you need to be able to write and speak in English, and speak in Spanish.

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