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Children matter. Our volunteers matter. YOU matter. CASA Matters. 

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April is Child Abuse Prevention Month. Learn about the harrowing reality of child abuse in the United States and the growing need for child advocates.

Morris and Sussex County residents completed 36 hours of training to become CASA volunteers for children in foster care who have experienced abuse, neglect, or abandonment.

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.

Giving Tuesday is about more than giving financial support to your charities of choice. It’s about redefining what it means to give, and about doing so as a community.

“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.”

 

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