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  • Each year, in New Jersey more than 44,000 children are part of the child welfare system because of an allegation of abuse and/or neglect.
  • Of these children approximately 12,000 end up in foster care or other placements. They become part of the family court system, with a judge making decisions regarding their futures.
  • Over 30% of these children do not have a permanent home for three or more years.

Your donation helps right in our community

  • In FY17 CASA for Children of Mercer and Burlington Counties served 152 children of the 743 children who were in foster care in Burlington County.
  • In FY17 CASA for Children of Mercer and Burlington Counties served 200 children of the 634 children who were in foster care in Mercer County.

Help us provide a trained CASA volunteer to every child who needs one

By sponsoring advocacy services for a child, you are providing him or her with the much needed support and care of a trained Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) volunteer. YOU are for the child; making a conscious choice to do something on behalf of the human rights of our most vulnerable children.

What does your sponsorship enable a CASA Volunteer to Do?

  • Meet with the child regularly in the foster home or residential facility
  • Gather information from all interested parties, such as attorneys, social workers, teachers, caregivers, therapists, etc.
  • Identify potential resources that will benefit the child
  • Attend all court hearings regarding the child
  • Communicate the child’s needs to the court in written reports and recommendations
  • Monitor the case until the child is placed into a safe, permanent, nurturing home

Levels of advocacy services:

Sponsor a child for 1 week at $50

Sponsor a child for 1 month at $200

Sponsor a child for 6 months at $1200

Sponsor a child for 1 year at $2400

To learn more about supporting CASA, please contact Mary Penney at mpenney@casamercer.org

CASA for Children of Mercer and Burlington Counties is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization. Your donation is 100% tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.