TELL GOV. CHRISTIE TO
FUNDING IN FY16 BUDGET
CASA Funding Depends on YOU! Governor Christie
needs to hear from us NOW
if we want to keep our state funding restoration.
Please act immediately!
CASA relies on strong support from both the public and private sectors. State funding is a critical component of this support.
The good news is that the budget bill sent to the governor restores CASA state funding for the coming year to our FY15 funding level of $2 Million.
BUT IT IS NOT OVER YET because Governor Christie can exercise a line-item veto. We need YOUR HELP to make sure that restored CASA funding of $2 Million does not get vetoed!
Please follow the CALL TO ACTION featured on our website where you will find specific instructions on how to contact Governor Christie, Lieutenant Governor Guadagno and key administrative staff to request that they keep the restored CASA funding in the FY16 budget.
Please act on this request immediately. Governor Christie is considering line-item vetoes and needs to hear from us NOW if we want to keep the restoration!
Thank you for your active participation and support!
Welcome to CASA for Children of Bergen County!
Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) volunteers are everyday people who are appointed by judges to advocate for the best interest of abused and neglected children living in the foster care system. A CASA volunteer advocates for one child's case until he/she is placed into a safe,
permanent and loving home.
Every year in New Jersey, approximately 9,000 abused and neglected children are removed from their homes and placed in the foster care system (including foster homes, residential treatment facilities, shelter, and hospitals). Bergen County is home to over 600 of these children. The Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) program ensures that these children -- victims of physical abuse, sexual abuse, psychological torment, or abandonment -- have a voice in the court proceedings that determine their fates. There are over 900 CASA programs throughout the United States. CASA for Children of Bergen County is affiliated with both National CASA and CASA of NJ.
WANT TO BECOME A VOLUNTEER: The first step is to attend an Information Session and learn all about CASA. Information Sessions will be held on the third Wednesday of the month at 10:00am and 5:30pm; you only have to attend one. These sessions will take place at One Bergen County Plaza, in Hackensack - click here for directions. If you are interested in attending a session, please call the office at 201-336-7520 or email us at
in order to RSVP for a specific session. Upcoming Information Sessions include:June 17th. Summer Training Sessions :TBA and Fall Evening Training dates: September 17th, 24th, and 28th , October 5th, 8th, 15th and 19th