Court Appointed Special Advocates, appointed by judges, advocate for abused and neglected children to make sure they don’t get lost in an overburdened legal and social service system. 

In FY 2017, Court Appointed Special Advocates statewide provided advocacy for 3,866 foster children. 

With a CASA volunteer dedicated to their case, New Jersey’s most vulnerable children will have someone speaking up for their best interests in court and in the community.
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CASA of New Jersey, Inc. is part of a national network of non-profit programs that advocate for children removed from their families because of abuse or neglect. CASA of NJ promotes and supports a statewide network of local CASA programs (Affiliates) statewide.

CASA Affiliates recruit and train community volunteers to be a "voice in court" for children removed from their homes due to abuse and/or neglect. These advocates "speak up" for these children, helping them get the services they need and ensuring that they find safe, permanent homes. CASA programs operate in all 21 counties in New Jersey.   1,897 CASA volunteers provided services and advocacy for 3,866 children during FY 2017. Click here to find your local CASA program.
Judges rely on CASA advocacy.  Click here to see the Executive Summary Report of the CASA of New Jersey Judicial Survey..  

In Memory of Dr. Henry Plotkin


CASA of New Jersey’s trustees and staff mourn the loss of our colleague, mentor and champion for children, Dr. Henry Plotkin. A long-time friend of CASA and committed CASA of NJ trustee, Dr. Plotkin leaves a legacy of exceptional leadership and advocacy on behalf of children in foster care and other out-of-home placements. His unwavering support helps guarantee a brighter future for New Jersey’s most vulnerable children.
Please join CASA of New Jersey in remembering the life and countless contributions of Dr. Henry Plotkin.
Pictured is Dr. Henry Plotkin with his wife, Susanne Peticolas.

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