Court appointed special advocates

We give foster children a voice

Court appointed special advocates

Our foster children come from Bergen County towns including: Hackensack, Fort Lee, Garfield, Lodi, and beyond. We offer Court Appointed Special Advocate volunteer opportunities for qualified, responsible, adults. Bergen County CASA is a non-profit organization that supports and promotes court appointed volunteer advocacy for children in the foster system. 

If you are considering joining Bergen County CASA, there are several ways to become a Court Appointed Special Advocate, or CASA, and support our mission of foster child advocacy. Email: to learn more or click the button below to get started on becoming a CASA.

Court appointed special advocates

Bergen County CASA recruits, screens and trains volunteers to be Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA).  CASA’s are appointed to the case of a Bergen County foster child.  They gather all the information they can about the child’s situation by regularly speaking to their appointed child’s: 

  • doctors
  • teachers
  • therapists 
  • foster parents and biological parents
  • case workers etc.

CASAs visit their appointed children regularly so that they learn they are someone their foster child can rely upon and trust at a time when everything is changing.  Court Appointed Special Advocates are a constant, reliable adult at a time in a foster child’s life when everything and everyone is changing. 

There are many ways to support our programs. 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 to help Bergen County’s foster children.