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CASA of Camden County wants you to help improve the lives of South Jersey kids in need.

As a CASA volunteer, you advocate in the judicial system for the best interests of victims of abuse and neglect in foster care, giving children a voice in court until they are placed in a safe, permanent home.

According to 2014 statistics from the Department of Children and Families, Camden County has more than 1,500 children in foster care, and six out of every 1,000 children under 18 are reported to be victims of abuse and/or crime.

No special skills are required to become a CASA volunteer, and free training is provided. After competing a 30-hour training, you’re sworn in as an official court advocate and assigned your first case.

 

There are just a few volunteer requirements:

  1. Interest in children, their rights and special needs
  2. Minimum age of 21
  3. Ability to communicate orally and in writing: making oral and written reports to the court, CASA supervisor and other appropriate individuals
  4. Ability to pass criminal background check and child abuse record information check
  5. Have favorable references from non-relative sources
  6. Have a valid driver’s license

To get more information about how you can become a CASA volunteer, visit the website.

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