Mission: Passaic County Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) empowers volunteer advocates to champion the best interests of children in the foster care system. Passaic County CASA is part of a national network of community-based, non-profit organizations that recruit, screen, train, and supervise volunteers to "Speak Up for a Child" removed from home due to abuse or neglect. CASA volunteers work one-on-one with an abused or neglected child, advocating for his or her best interests and working towards achieving permanency in a safe, nurturing home as soon as possible. Our vision is to have a safe and loving home for every child.
Results: Passaic County CASA was founded in 2007. Since its founding, Passaic County CASA has continued to grow in both impact and number of volunteers. This past year, approximately 100 volunteers advocated on behalf of 250 youth in foster care in Passaic County, NJ. There is, however, a waiting list of nearly 300 children who would benefit from having a CASA volunteer by their side. Please help us help them all! Please volunteer or donate today.
Target demographics: abused and neglected youth in foster care
Direct beneficiaries per year: 250 youth
Geographic areas served: Passaic County, New Jersey
Programs: court appointed advocacy