A SAFE, PERMANENT HOME ISN’T SOMETHING A CHILD SHOULD ONLY DREAM ABOUT.
CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) of Cumberland, Gloucester, and Salem Counties is an organization of volunteer advocates who stand up on behalf of abused and neglected children. Over 1,000 abused and neglected children in our three counties are currently waiting on the critical voice of a volunteer advocate.
Court Appointed Special Advocates of Cumberland, Gloucester and Salem Counties, Inc. (Vicinage XV) opened its doors to Cumberland County on July 1, 2004, and has since expanded to include Gloucester and Salem Counties. We are currently serving over 400 children.
There are over 950 CASA programs in operation nationally, with more than 70,000 women and men serving as CASA volunteers. In New Jersey, there are over 900 CASA volunteers!
CHILDREN WITH CASA VOLUNTEERS
Are half as likely to re-enter foster care
Are more likely to be adopted
Have more services ordered for them
Do better in school
Statistics taken from the National CASA Association website
CASA of Cumberland, Gloucester and Salem Counties has 100 active volunteers who come from all walks of life. They span all age ranges. Some are just beginning in the workforce, and others are retired.
Over half our volunteers work full-time and have families. Some have backgrounds in the criminal justice system, social work, or child welfare. Other volunteers have no such experience at all.
We are affiliated with CASA of NJ and National CASA.