Be a Child's Advocate

Want to learn more about becoming a CASA Advocate? 
Check out the information on our website and join us at one of our Volunteer Information Sessions...

Tuesday, October 17
6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
South Orange Elks Club
220 Prospect St, South Orange
Monday, November 13
6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Glen Ridge Public Library
240 Ridgewood Ave., Glen Ridge, NJ
Every year 2,000 children pass through the foster care system in Essex County, removed from their homes and placed because of abuse, neglect or abandonment. Their cases are brought before a Family Court Judge who sometimes has only a few minutes to make critical life-altering decisions about their future. Can they be safely reunited with their parents? Are there relatives or family friends who can care for them? Should they be placed for adoption? Making decisions about the lives of children and families is a heavy burden. A Family Court Judge needs accurate and up-to-date information to make the right decision for a foster child. 

That’s where CASA comes in!  Ready to learn more?

Watch this short video and visit our FAQs and Training pages for more information.

Then, give us call at (973) 622-4831 or send your application to Brenda Schwartz, Interim Volunteer Manager, at bschwartz@casaessex.org.
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