A child has rights. We fight for them.
Abused and neglected children need more than the foster care and child welfare system can provide. CASA for Children recruits, trains and supports citizen-volunteers who advocate for children in the community and in the courtroom.
A child with a CASA volunteer is:
- Twice as likely to be adopted, than to linger in long-term foster care
- Half as likely to re-enter the foster care system
- More likely to have a plan for finding a permanent home, especially children of color
- More likely to do better in school
In Atlantic and Cape May Counties 400 children have a CASA volunteer. A trusted adult who will stick with them until their case is resolved. But 600 children are still waiting.
If you suspect a child is being abused or neglected contact New Jersey Division of Youth and Family Services at 1-877-NJ-ABUSE (1-877-652-2873).