Essex County CASA
Essex County Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) is an independent, court-authorized nonprofit organization that works through specially trained and supervised volunteers to promote the welfare of children in Essex County, New Jersey who have been removed from their homes because of abuse, neglect or abandonment. CASA serves as a foster child’s "voice in court” working to ensure that needed services and assistance are made available while helping to move the child towards a safe and permanent home. CASA volunteers speak up for the best interests of abused and neglected children in court. CASA helps to provide information to Family Court Judges by using trained community volunteers to investigate the background of a foster care case and make recommendations to the Judge that will best help to move the child to a safe and permanent home as quickly as possible.