I am for the child who's had seven addresses in a single year. Because she's in foster care. Because her father abused her. And because her mother couldn't believe her. She is the child I am for. And because I am, she will be half as likely to languish in foster care, and that much more likely to find a safe, permanent home. I am a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) volunteer.
I am you.
Court Appointed Special Advocates of Morris and Sussex Counties, Inc (CASA) is a private not-for-profit corporation. Our mission is to speak up for the best interests of children who have been removed from their homes due to abuse and neglect. We recruit, train, and supervise community volunteers who provide a voice in court to assure each child a safe, permanent, and nurturing home.
If you are aware of a child who is the victim of abuse or neglect, call the New Jersey Child Abuse and Neglect hotline: 1-800-NJ-Abuse.