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 316 children have a CASA volunteer. A trusted adult who will stick with them until their case is resolved.
But 513 children are still waiting.
We have promised to match a CASA volunteer with every waiting child by 2020. To do that, we need your help. Your support can change a child’s life.