Court Appointed Special Advocate
- Volunteer Opportunity posted by Passaic County Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA)
A few hours per week
Long-Term (6 months-1 year)
415 Hamburg Turnpike
Every child deserves a compassionate, dedicated adult to stand by them and speak up for them.
Passaic County Court Appointed Special Advocates needs volunteers who are able to be that person for the most vulnerable population: children in foster care.
Right now, across Passaic County, there are almost 300 children, from newborns to teenagers, who are in foster care, waiting for a volunteer, called a Court Appointed Special Advocate, to be their voice, their advocate, their person.
Court Appointed Special Advocate, or CASAs, work one-on-one with an abused or neglected child, advocating for his or her needs and 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.
Volunteers do not need any specific background, training, or education to become a CASA; all training and resources are provided through 30 hours of pre-service training and ongoing continuing education.
- Training Provided
How To Apply
The first step to becoming a Court Appointed Special Advocate volunteer is to attend a volunteer information session. Information sessions are a non-committal opportunity to learn more about the volunteer program and ask questions about the volunteer experience.
Upcoming volunteer information sessions:
- Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2018, at 6 p.m.
- Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018, at 10 a.m.
- Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018 at 6 p.m.
For more information and to RSVP, please visit: https://www.passaiccountycasa.org/orientation/ or e-mail email@example.com.