CASA of New Jersey would like to thank the following subject-matter experts who provided their expertise, skill, talent, and time to the development and implementation of the CASA Educational Advocacy Training Program
Esther Canty-Barnes, Esq.,Director, Special Education Clinic, Rutgers University School of Law - Newark
Lenore Knudtson, Esq., MA in Education, School Psychology, Knudtson Law, LLC
Randi Mandelbaum, Esq.,Director, Child Advocacy Clinic, Rutgers University School of Law - Newark
Lauren Michaels, Esq., Greenberg Traurig Equal Justice Works Fellow, Education Law Center
Nina Peckman, Esq., Staff Attorney, Advocates for Children of New Jersey, Inc. Kidlaw Resource Center
Jennifer N. Rosen Valverde, Esq., MSW,Clinical Professor of Law , Special Education Clinic, Rutgers University School of Law - Newark
Michele Safrin, MSW,NJ Department of Children and Families Office of Educational Support and Programs
Renay Zamloot, Non-Attorney Education Advocate
CASA of New Jersey would also like to thank the following individuals who collaborated to conceive, develop, and implement the CASA Educational Advocacy Training Program.
Liza M. Kirschenbaum, Esq., Associate Director, Court Appointed Special Advocates of New Jersey, Inc.
Deborah Morone, Case Supervisor, Training Facilitator,Passaic County CASA, Inc.
Catherine Price, Case Supervisor, Associate Program Director,Hudson County Court Appointed Special Advocates, Inc.
Kyra Smith, Esq. , Case Supervisor, CASA of Camden County, Inc.
Teri Triano-Davis, Case Supervisor, Court Appointed Special Advocates of Mercer and Burlington Counties, Inc.
Finally, this training would not have been possible without the generous support and expertise of Whole System Learning, especially Ruth Carlson, who donated her time and skills to develop this CASA Educational Advocacy Training Program and Facilitator Training. CASA of New Jersey is equally indebted to Whole-System Learning’s creator, William Spencer, for his gracious contribution of time and devotion to the children of New Jersey served by CASA volunteers.