Super Bowl Champion & Child Advocate Dominique Easley talks about making a lasting impact in the local community.
CASA Volunteers work to help children in foster care to achieve permanency as quickly as possible.
Imagine if More Men of Camden County Became Advocates For Children
Nationwide in 2018, 52% of youth in the foster care system were males, and 48% were females, according to Child Trends, which analyzed data from the Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System.
We want to thank the 9% of our male CASA volunteers for all the work you do. We also want to acknowledge those in the community who may not be CASA volunteers yet – and set a fine example among our youth!
Men of Camden County – Have you considered becoming a volunteer?
What is a Court Appointed Special Advocate?
A Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) helps children who have experienced abuse or neglect acquire the services they need and achieve permanency in a safe home as quickly as possible.
CASA volunteers come from all walks of life and possess various professional, educational, and ethnic backgrounds.
Are Special Skills Required to be a CASA?
Simply put – No.
CASA of Camden County offers free training. The training is 30-hours and includes seven sections that prepare you to advocate for a child, or children, living in foster care.
After training is complete, the volunteer is sworn in as an official court advocate and assigned your first case.
Men of Camden County Volunteer Qualifications
- Interest in children, their rights, and special needs.
- Minimum age of 21.
- Valid driver’s license.
- Ability to communicate orally and in writing.
- Pass criminal and child abuse background check.
- Favorable references from non-relative sources.
Men of Camden County – Let’s Talk
Do you remember how important a good role model was to you while you were growing up?
Can you remember the conversations with your father, grandfather, or uncle, the teacher who was constantly pushing you to do more, a coach, a sports figure, or neighbor?
Did it feel good to have those upbuilding words in your mind? What about their voice going through your head as you reach a goal?
Now, imagine silence where those words of encouragement are in your mind.
YOU can be the voice of encouragement that is remembered for a lifetime for the children in our community. CASA of Camden County needs a few good men to be advocates for child victims of abuse or neglect to help them find safe and permanent homes.
Is that you? Visit our Get Involved page to learn more or set a time to discuss with a representative if this calling is for you.
About CASA of Camden County
CASA of Camden County, Inc is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization serving children who have been removed from their homes as a result of abuse and neglect in the Camden County NJ region. CASA of Camden County works on behalf of the Camden County Family Court System. Our volunteers work one-on-one with a child who has experienced abuse or neglect, advocating for his or her best interests working towards achieving permanency in a safe, nurturing home as soon as possible. CASA of Camden County has been operating since 2003.
CASA of NEW JERSEY
The Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) of New Jersey program, together with county-based CASA programs, supports and promotes best interest child advocacy so that every child and youth placed in foster care and other out-of-home placements can be safe, have a permanent home, and the opportunity to thrive.
Children are removed from their homes when they have been abused, neglected, or abandoned by their parents or primary caregiver. CASA volunteers ensure the health, well-being, and safety of these children until the child’s court case is closed and the child is placed in a safe, nurturing, permanent home.