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Any advocate, who wants to have in-person social distance visits, must read and sign the Advocate Checklist for Visits form (click button below) prior to going out on a visit We realize that not everyone is comfortable resuming in-person visits at this time. We respect that this is an individual decision. If you are not comfortable, please continue to make every effort to “see” your CASA children through virtual means. We have face masks available for any volunteer who needs one. Please reach out If you have any questions or concerns.


Resources for Working a Case

- Volunteer Case Procedure Checklist

- Areas of Advocacy

Wellbeing Assessment Guide

Best Practice Protocol for Contacting Parties in a Case

Court Etiquette and Expectations

Youth in Court Tip Sheet

Resource Parent Tip Sheet for Court

Children In Court Docket Explanation

NJ Children in Court Timeline

Local Resources Commonly Used

Volunteer Policy and Procedures for CASA of Atlantic and Cape May Counties

- Language Translation Resources

-LGBTQ+ Glossary

-Getting Started-Advocate Interview Guide


Resources for Older Youth

COVID-19 Fact Sheet for Grandfamilies and Multigenerational Families

Housing Support

Low or No Cost Technology Options for Virtual Participation and Contact

Making an Emergency Plan with Transition Age Youth in Foster Care

Supporting Adolescents and Young Adults in Foster Care During the COVID 19 Pandemic

COVID-19 Response for Students Who are Homeless or With Experience in Foster Care

Additional Resources for Older Youth During COVID-19

- Getting Started Addendum - Older Youth


Independent Study for In-Service Training

Traliant Online Training – NEW Courses Now Available!
Have you checked out all of the new online training courses that CASA of New Jersey has launched for CASA Volunteer Advocates? If you haven’t, what are you waiting for? The one-hour online training opportunity is a great way to enhance your advocacy and reach the goal of 12 hours of in-service training annually. This training does not have to be completed in one session and you can logout and resume at your convenience. Please ask your Program Coordinator for login information.


Resources for Health, Mental Health, Domestic Violence and Child Welfare

NJ Child Abuse Hotline: Be alert and keep an eye out for signs of abuse and neglect, even more than usual, because abuse and neglect have been shown to increase during times of crisis/natural disasters. If you suspect child abuse and/or neglect, call the NJ Child Abuse Hotline at 1-877-NJ ABUSE as soon as possible and alert your Program Coordinator. 

New Jersey Domestic Violence Hotline: Can be reached at 1 (800) 572-SAFE (7233) 24 hours a day/7 days a week. The New Jersey Domestic Violence Hotline provides confidential access to domestic violence information and services, including crisis intervention, referral, and advocacy.  Bilingual and accessible to the deaf and hearing impaired.

New Jersey Department of Health - Learn what precautions you can take about the Coronavirus. Call the NJ Coronavirus & Poison Center Hotline at 1-800-222-1222 or 1-800-962-1253 if using an out-of-state phone line. Trained healthcare professionals are standing by to answer your call 24/7 or visit www.nj.gov/health.

Mobile Response and Stabilization Services are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to help children and youth who are experiencing emotional or behavioral crises. The services help defuse an immediate crisis, keep children and their families safe, and maintain the children in their own homes or current living situation. To access services call 1-877- 652-7624.

Free mental health apps

The Crisis Kit by Positive Psychology

Bipolar Disorder in Children


Additional Community Resources

Keep America Connected: Companies including Verizon, Comcast, and Altice have pledged to keep internet online for customers who cannot pay their internet bills, as well as waive late billing fees and open Wi-Fi hot spots. More information here.

Free and Reduced Meal Services: Most school districts are providing grab-and-go breakfast and lunch packs to students that are eligible for free and reduced lunch. You can find specific and up-to-date information on distribution dates and times on each district’s website. Atlantic County School Districts or Cape May County School Districts.

Housing and Rental Assistance and Mortgage Relief is Available to New Jerseyans

 

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Our Impact This Year

  • Percent of children reunified with parents

    39%

  • Number of current active CASA volunteers

    206

  • Number of hours donated by CASA volunteers

    8,300

  • Number of recommendations made on behalf of the children
    Number of recommendations made on behalf of the children

    3,501

  • United Way
    United Way

    United Way logo

  • OceanFirst Bank
    OceanFirst Bank

    OceanFirst Bank logo

  • Jewelers for Children
    Jewelers for Children
  • Avalon Lions
    Avalon Lions
  • Glenn Insurance
    Glenn Insurance
  • Northstar Marine
    Northstar Marine
  • Atlantic County Utilities Authority
    Atlantic County Utilities Authority
  • Foster Karney Foundation Fund
    Foster Karney Foundation Fund
  • Office of Victim Crimes
    Office of Victim Crimes
  • Boardwalk Hall
    Boardwalk Hall
  • City of Atlantic City
    City of Atlantic City
  • AtlantiCare
    AtlantiCare
  • Sturdy Savings Bank
    Sturdy Savings Bank
  • Atlantic City Electric
    Atlantic City Electric
  • Steve & Cookies
    Steve & Cookies
  • Clay's Climate Control
    Clay's Climate Control
  • Golden Nugget
    Golden Nugget
  • Parkshore Development
    Parkshore Development
  • Law Office of Paul Tendler
    Law Office of Paul Tendler
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