Why Become a CASA?
You will make a difference in the life of a foster youth from Monmouth County by becoming a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) and speaking up for them in court!
CASAs are community members, just like you, who are trained and then appointed by a judge to advocate, on a one-to-one basis, for a youth who has been removed from home due to abuse, neglect and/or abandonment.
You will advocate for your youth and make sure the judge and others in the child welfare system know the youth’s perspective and needs. You can significantly impact a child’s journey through foster care by speaking up on their behalf.
It only takes one...
Research shows it only takes one caring adult to change the course of a youth’s life, and in the case of a foster youth, that person is often their CASA volunteer. Through one-on-one guidance and support and in-court advocacy, CASA volunteers ensure their youth have access to health, education and permanency planning services that will improve their quality of life, break the cycle of abuse and neglect, provide strong adult relationships, and prepare them for positive adult citizenship.