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What Bergen County CASA does

CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) of Bergen County is a non-profit organization that supports and promotes court-appointed volunteer advocacy for children in the foster system. CASA volunteers are committed to changing children’s stories so that any child who has experienced abuse or neglect can be safe, and have a permanent home, and the opportunity to thrive. As part of a CASA’s work to secure the services and assistance these vulnerable children need, we train and supervise volunteers who are called to advocate for their best interests.

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Join us for light refreshments, mimosas, and shopping!

Bergen CASA receives 20% of in-store sales as a donation.

Spring 2024 Advocate Training

Our next training session for new Advocates will begin in April 2024. It will run for 12 weeks on Tuesday and Thursday evenings, from 6-9pm. Participation will be via Zoom Meeting. There will be a one-time, in person orientation on Saturday, April 6th from 10:30am- 1pm.

The Advocate training curriculum includes the following topics: the role of the volunteer, the child welfare system, needs and development of children, trauma, mental health, poverty, professional communication, cultural competence, educational needs, and permanency. 

What is National Foster Care Month?

May is National Foster Care Month (NFCM), a time to recognize that we can each play a part in enhancing the lives of children and youth in foster care. Since 1988, U.S. Presidents have issued annual proclamations in recognition of NFCM to show appreciation and gratitude to foster parents across the Nation.

Want to learn more? Child Welfare Information Gateway

Court Appointed Special Advocates volunteer to help children at risk

Want to do more? Become a CASA and help change a child’s story.

“CASA volunteers play a unique role on behalf of some of our most vulnerable children.
Their commitment, vigilance and persistence offer hope where there has been little.”
– Marian Wright Edelman, Founder of the Children’s Defense Fund

What is a CASA?

CASA Advocate volunteers work one-on-one with children in foster care, and give these vulnerable children a voice by advocating for their best interests. As a CASA volunteer, you will collaborate with professionals from different fields to ensure judges have the facts they need to make informed decisions. If you are interested in helping to change a child’s story for the better, we would like to hear from you.

Our impact

The human and financial resources behind CASA of Bergen County (Bergen CASA) help turn around hundreds of young lives every year. Our impact is seen every day, in the many thousands of hours our advocates donate to their cases. Our non-profit organization leads the continued growth and development of a nationwide network of CASA programs that recruit, train and support volunteers.

Donated advocate hours

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Recommendations accepted by the courts

Source: Bergen CASA 2017 to 2023 Annual Reports

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Children reunified or adopted

Court Appointed Special Advocates volunteer to help children at risk. Donate to CASA.

Donate to help kids

There are many ways to support our programs that benefit the children we help. You may make a one-time or recurring monetary donation, work with your employer to establish a matching grant program, or become a corporate sponsor. The funds help us fulfill our mission and make the greatest impact possible for foster children from our Bergen County communities.

Thank you to our sponsors

Kundert Volvo
Fidelis Group LLC
Columbia Bank Foundation
Blue Foundry Bank
Blue Foundry Bank
Provident Bank
PSEG Foundation sponsors Bergen CASA's efforts
Bergen County Players