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ORGANIZATION: CASA for Children of Passaic County

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This New Year, make a new kind of resolution - resolve to speak up for a vulnerable child in Passaic County.

CASA volunteers are compassionate, dedicated community members from all backgrounds who believe that every child deserves someone to speak up for them. CASA volunteers are partnered with a child or group of siblings, 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.

Volunteers do not need any specific background, training, or education to become a CASA; all training and resources are provided through 36 hours of pre-service training and ongoing continuing education.
RSVP for upcoming information sessions here: https://www.passaiccountycasa.org/info-sessions

Questions? Email Info@passaiccountycasa.org. Hope to see you soon!

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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.

CAUSE AREAS

Advocacy & Human Rights
Children & Youth
Education & Literacy
Advocacy & Human Rights, Children & Youth, Education & Literacy

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

415 Hamburg TurnpikeSuite D2Wayne, NJ 07470

(40.95106,-74.21315)
 

SKILLS

  • Advocacy
  • Spanish
  • Family Law
  • Program Management

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • The information session is one hour. Volunteer advocacy training will be 36 hours during February and March. Once you become an advocate, you will spend an average of 10 - 15 hours per month on your case.
  • Background checks are required.

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