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In New Jersey, there are approximately 11,000 children in the foster care system. These vulnerable children often spend years in foster care, moving from one placement to another without ever achieving a sense of permanency, roots, or stability.
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“It was an eye-opener…we played cards, talked, and I could tell he was skeptical I would ever come back,” Tony said. “Each time I did, he opened up more, became more comfortable, and we had more smiles. There is something about constancy and sticking with things--that’s more than half the battle.”
“CASA has put me in a world I did not previously know much about, the foster care and legal systems world.”
“My work with CASA has caused me to slow down and look at things from more perspectives than I previously knew existed,” Lenor said. “I have found that problems are solved not by premature judgements, but rather through patience and flexibility.”
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