Mission: The purpose of passaic county casa is to help children in out-of-home placement achieve permanency in a safe and nurturing home. The primary purposes of the program are as follows:1. Advocate for the best interests of children in out-of-home under the jurisdiction of the new jersey superior court, family part in passaic county. 2. Recruit, screen, train, and supervise volunteers who will be appointed by and assist the family court by gathering relevant information about the child and the family through file reviews and interviews with the child, parents, foster parents/resource family, relatives, teachers, doctors, social workers and anyone else who might have pertinent information. 3. Establish and maintain effective relationships with the family court, division of youth and family services (dyfs), child placement review board (cprb), office of the public defender, legal aid, and other child serving agencies/institutions in order to create a cooperative environment in which to best serv
Target demographics: abused and neglected youth
Direct beneficiaries per year: 165 youth
Geographic areas served: Passaic County
Programs: court appointed advocacy to ensure appropriate services to bring each child to a safe and permanent to a safe and permanent homes.