Court-Appointed Special Advocate
Statewide, more than 1,850 CASA volunteer Advocates work with more than 2,870 children living in foster care.
In Somerset, Hunterdon, and Warren Counties, CASA volunteers serve about 40% of the children annually.
These volunteers donate more than 8,000 advocacy hours to children in need and assist both the Family Court and the Division of Child Protection and Permanency (DCPP) in protecting the best interests of NJ's abused and neglected children.
If you can spare several hours a month, you could make a difference in a child's life as a CASA volunteer.
When you are ready to volunteer, please fill out the application below.
Our CASA Training Leader will return to you! Thank you! :)
The Importance of Volunteering
Tracey Heisler, Executive Director, CASA SHaW with Jill Horner, Comcast Newsmakers
We Will ... locate relatives who may be interested in building a relationship with the child
We Will ... gather information about the child's functioning, needs, and situation
We Will ... attend Court, Child Placement Review Board, mediation, and other hearings
We Will ... communicate findings and make recommendations to DCP&P, Family Court Judge, and child's Law Guardians
We Will .... attend Case Planning, ISP, IEP and annual Review Meetings
We Will ... act as a sounding board for birth and foster parents
We Will ... visit the child or children monthly
We Will ... speak with everyone involved in the child's life
We Will ... support foster parents with information and resources for special needs children
We Will ... research community resources that would benefit the child and family