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CASA Seeks Child Advocates

By MICHELLE BENT

February 1, 2014 at 11:22 AM

Court Appointed Special Advocates of Morris and Sussex Counties, Inc. (CASA) is currently seeking volunteers to speak up for the best interest of local children in foster care.

CASA is a private not-for-profit corporation. Its mission is to provide a voice for children who have been removed from their homes due to abuse and neglect. CASA recruits, trains, and supervises community volunteers who provide a voice in court to assure that each child has a safe, permanent, and nurturing home.

Currently, CASA of Morris and Sussex Counties has 166 volunteers advocating for approximately 379 children and there are more children waiting for someone to be their voice. You can be that advocate.

For more information on how to become a CASA volunteer, attend an Information Session. Upcoming sessions in Morristown will be held on Tuesday, February 11, at 6:30 p.m.,Thursday, February 27, at 1:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 11, at 1:30 p.m. and Monday, March 24, at 6:30 p.m.  Information Sessions will be held in Newton, in Sussex County, on Friday, February 21, and Thursday, March 6, both at 1:30 p.m. For additional information or to register for an Information Session, visit CASA’s website at www.casamsc.org or call the office at 973-998-7590.