The 2018 hurricane season has been extraordinarily active in parts of the U.S., with Hurricane Florence currently impacting millions in the Carolinas. As this natural disaster unfolds, the staff here at VolunteerMatch is doing its part to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you are prepared and safe. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know about the most effective ways to contribute.
Passaic County CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) provides advocacy for children in the Passaic County, NJ foster care system- currently over 500 children are waiting for a volunteer to speak up for them and to ensure that they don't fall between the cracks of the system.
CASA volunteers are trained to advocate for children who are in the foster care system due to abuse or neglect. These children are caught in the tangle of the legal system and need someone to speak up for them.
CASA volunteers are responsible for recommending the best interests of their assigned child in the court process and facilitating with professionals.