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ORGANIZATION: CASA of Middlesex County

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Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Middlesex County is actively seeking, bilingual, Spanish-speaking volunteers to speak up for abused and neglected kids in foster care. Applicants need not be native speakers, but able to effectively communicate in both Spanish and English.

CASA of Middlesex County is a non-profit organization dedicated to serving abused and neglected children who are living in out-of-home placements. CASA recruits and trains volunteers to advise the courts and advocate for the children’s best interests. 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.

Each year, hundreds of Middlesex County children spend time in foster care. Often confused, frightened and caught in multiple government systems, these children need a dedicated, caring adult looking out solely for their best interests. By donating an average of just few hours a week, Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) make a real and lasting difference in the lives of these vulnerable children.

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About CASA of Middlesex County

Location:

77 Church Street, New Brunswick, NJ 08901, US

Mission Statement

CASA of Middlesex County is a non-profit organization dedicated to serving abused and neglected children who are living in out-of-home placements. CASA recruits and trains volunteers to advise the courts and advocate for the children’s best interests.

Description

Every year more than half a million abused and neglected children are in need of safe, permanent, nurturing homes. CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) was created in 1977 to ensure that the best interests of abused and neglected children were advcocated for in court for well-trained volunteer child-advocates. As trained advocates, CASA volunteers are appointed by judges to be voices for these children in court. Advocates conduct independent, fact-finding investigations, review records, and talk to everyone involved with their assigned cases. Their recommendations help insure that these children are placed into a safe, loving homes. It is the CASA vision to make a direct impact on children's lives.

"It's about helping a child replace a life of hurt with one of hope."

If you are interested in becoming a CASA volunteer, please e-mail us at info@casaofmiddlesexcounty.org or visit www.casaofmiddlesexcounty.org for more information.

CAUSE AREAS

Advocacy & Human Rights
Children & Youth
Justice & Legal
Advocacy & Human Rights, Children & Youth, Justice & Legal

WHEN

Mon Aug 15, 2022 - Sun Nov 13, 2022

WHERE

Multiple locations New Brunswick, NJ 08901

(40.48616,-74.45185)
 

SKILLS

  • Child Welfare
  • Child Advocacy
  • Basic Computer Skills
  • Critical Thinking
  • People Skills
  • Verbal / Written Communication

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • 10-15 hours a month for 18-24 months - most of the hours are very flexible

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