Events

Volunteer Information Session
Apr
24
6:00 PM18:00

Volunteer Information Session

Join CASA staff for a one-hour information session to learn more about becoming a volunteer advocate for children in foster care.

CASA volunteers are ordinary people – men and women, students and executives, retirees and busy professionals. What makes them special is they each give their time and hearts to make an extraordinary difference in the lives of Passiac County’s most vulnerable children.

To RSVP for this information session, call 973-832-4002 or click here

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

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Documentary & Discussion: Shedding a light on child sexual abuse
Apr
24
7:00 PM19:00

Documentary & Discussion: Shedding a light on child sexual abuse

Join Passaic County CASA and Wayne YMCA for a free screening of the documentary "Out of Darkness, Into Light: Child Sexual Abuse," as well as a conversation about preventing, reporting, and addressing child sexual abuse.

Passaic County CASA, along with the Wayne YMCA, seeks to bring awareness to child sexual abuse in honor of National Child Abuse Prevention Month, Sexual Assault Awareness Month, and Five Days of Action (https://www.fivedaysofaction.org/).

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Open House and Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony
May
4
11:00 AM11:00

Open House and Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony

Please join us on Saturday, May 4 for an Open House and Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony of Passaic County Court Appointed Special Advocates' brand new office!

This new office provides the space for Passaic County CASA to continue its' growth plan and ultimately reach its' goal of serving every child in Passaic County's foster care system in need of an advocate. Please come help us officially launch this next era of Passaic County CASA and find out about all the exciting initiatives we have planned.

Open to the public. All are welcome! Refreshments will be served.

RSVP to Pam Saunders at pam@passaiccountycasa.org

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Volunteer Information Session
May
11
10:00 AM10:00

Volunteer Information Session

Join CASA staff for a one-hour information session to learn more about becoming a volunteer advocate for children in foster care.

CASA volunteers are ordinary people – men and women, students and executives, retirees and busy professionals. What makes them special is they each give their time and hearts to make an extraordinary difference in the lives of Passiac County’s most vulnerable children.

To RSVP for this information session, call 973-832-4002 or click here

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Volunteer Information Session
May
20
6:00 PM18:00

Volunteer Information Session

Join CASA staff for a one-hour information session to learn more about becoming a volunteer advocate for children in foster care.

CASA volunteers are ordinary people – men and women, students and executives, retirees and busy professionals. What makes them special is they each give their time and hearts to make an extraordinary difference in the lives of Passiac County’s most vulnerable children.

To RSVP for this information session, call 973-832-4002 or click here

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Volunteer Information Session
May
29
6:00 PM18:00

Volunteer Information Session

Join CASA staff for a one-hour information session to learn more about becoming a volunteer advocate for children in foster care.

CASA volunteers are ordinary people – men and women, students and executives, retirees and busy professionals. What makes them special is they each give their time and hearts to make an extraordinary difference in the lives of Passiac County’s most vulnerable children.

To RSVP for this information session, call 973-832-4002 or click here

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Passaic County CASA's 10th Annual "There's No Place Like Home" Tricky Tray Fundraiser
Jun
10
5:30 PM17:30

Passaic County CASA's 10th Annual "There's No Place Like Home" Tricky Tray Fundraiser

ALMOST SOLD OUT!

Passaic County CASA’s 10th Annual “There’s No Place Like Home” Tricky Tray is scheduled for Monday, June 10, 2019.

Held at the Westmount Country Club in Woodland Park, NJ, this event has been consistently voted one of the top Tricky Trays in NJ by TrickyTray.com.

Tickets are $55.00 and include a 3-course dinner and a sheet of regular tickets. Additional tickets for higher level baskets are available for purchase.

** Early Bird Special**
Get your ticket by April 15 and receive a second sheet of regular tickets for free!

All proceeds benefit Passaic County Court Appointed Special Advocates, which empowers volunteer advocates to champion the best interests of children in the foster care system.

We have discontinued online ticket sales (as of 8pm on 4/7/19) because we have reached near capacity of the event!

If you are interested in purchasing tickets, please call 973-832-4002 to inquire if tickets are still available.

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Volunteer In-Service Workshop: Advocating for Infants and Toddlers
Apr
16
5:30 PM17:30

Volunteer In-Service Workshop: Advocating for Infants and Toddlers

Presented by Erica Fischer-Kaslander,
Executive Director, Passaic County CASA


The legal standard of 12 months until a permanency hearing in the life of a one year old baby is a lifetime. Time is of the essence for any child, especially an infant or toddler. Therefore, permanency should be an extreme priority from day one and should guide advocacy. But what does advocacy look like for infants and toddlers? Join us to dig deep into the step by step process of advocating for our most vulnerable youth. This is practical workshop necessary for all advocates working with this age group.

To accommodate differing schedules, identical sessions of this workshop are being offered during the daytime on Monday, April 15 and in the evening on Tuesday, April 16.

RSVP HERE

OPEN TO CURRENT CASA VOLUNTEERS ONLY

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Volunteer In-Service Workshop: Advocating for Infants and Toddlers
Apr
15
9:30 AM09:30

Volunteer In-Service Workshop: Advocating for Infants and Toddlers

Presented by Erica Fischer-Kaslander,
Executive Director, Passaic County CASA


The legal standard of 12 months until a permanency hearing in the life of a one year old baby is a lifetime. Time is of the essence for any child, especially an infant or toddler. Therefore, permanency should be an extreme priority from day one and should guide advocacy. But what does advocacy look like for infants and toddlers? Join us to dig deep into the step by step process of advocating for our most vulnerable youth. This is practical workshop necessary for all advocates working with this age group.

To accommodate differing schedules, identical sessions of this workshop are being offered during the daytime on Monday, April 15 and in the evening on Tuesday, April 16.

RSVP HERE

OPEN TO CURRENT CASA VOLUNTEERS ONLY

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Volunteer Information Session
Apr
13
10:00 AM10:00

Volunteer Information Session

Join CASA staff for a one-hour information session to learn more about the process of becoming a CASA volunteer, training program, roles and responsibilities.

CASA volunteers are ordinary people – men and women, students and executives, retirees and busy professionals. What makes them special is they each give their time and hearts to make an extraordinary difference in the lives of Passiac County’s most vulnerable children.

To RSVP call 973-832-4002 or click here

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Volunteer Information Session
Apr
2
6:00 PM18:00

Volunteer Information Session

Join CASA staff for a one-hour information session to learn more about becoming a volunteer advocate for children in foster care.

CASA volunteers are ordinary people – men and women, students and executives, retirees and busy professionals. What makes them special is they each give their time and hearts to make an extraordinary difference in the lives of Passiac County’s most vulnerable children.

To RSVP for this information session, call 973-832-4002 or click here

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Volunteer In-Service Workshop: Helping Your CASA Child Plan for Academic and Career Success
Mar
28
6:00 PM18:00

Volunteer In-Service Workshop: Helping Your CASA Child Plan for Academic and Career Success

Presented by Ebony Lenard,
Scholarship Programs Manager at Foster and Adoptive Family Services (FAFS)


The New Jersey Foster Care (NJFC) Scholars and the Pathways to Academic & Career Exploration to Success (PACES) programs provide adolescents who have experienced time in foster care later in their lives, adoption, kinship legal guardianship and homelessness with assistance and support to pursue their academic and career goals.

This presentation will provide participants with information regarding NJFC Scholars & PACES, the application process, and all of the supports offered through Foster and Adoptive Family Services and the Scholarship Department.

RSVP HERE

OPEN TO CURRENT CASA VOLUNTEERS ONLY

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Volunteer Information Session
Mar
22
10:00 AM10:00

Volunteer Information Session

Join CASA staff for a one-hour information session to learn more about becoming a volunteer advocate for children in foster care.

CASA volunteers are ordinary people – men and women, students and executives, retirees and busy professionals. What makes them special is they each give their time and hearts to make an extraordinary difference in the lives of Passiac County’s most vulnerable children.

To RSVP for this information session, call 973-832-4002 or click here

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

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Volunteer Information Session
Mar
18
6:00 PM18:00

Volunteer Information Session

Join CASA staff for a one-hour information session to learn more about becoming a volunteer advocate for children in foster care.

CASA volunteers are ordinary people – men and women, students and executives, retirees and busy professionals. What makes them special is they each give their time and hearts to make an extraordinary difference in the lives of Passiac County’s most vulnerable children.

To RSVP for this information session, call 973-832-4002 or click here

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

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Volunteer Information Session
Jan
14
6:00 PM18:00

Volunteer Information Session

Join CASA staff for a one-hour information session to learn more about becoming a volunteer advocate for children in foster care.

CASA volunteers are ordinary people – men and women, students and executives, retirees and busy professionals. What makes them special is they each give their time and hearts to make an extraordinary difference in the lives of Passiac County’s most vulnerable children.

To RSVP for this information session, call 973-832-4002 or click here

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

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Volunteer Information Session
Jan
5
10:00 AM10:00

Volunteer Information Session

Join CASA staff for a one-hour information session to learn more about becoming a volunteer advocate for children in foster care.

CASA volunteers are ordinary people – men and women, students and executives, retirees and busy professionals. What makes them special is they each give their time and hearts to make an extraordinary difference in the lives of Passiac County’s most vulnerable children.

To RSVP for this information session, call 973-832-4002 or click here

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Volunteer Information Session
Jan
3
6:00 PM18:00

Volunteer Information Session

Join CASA staff for a one-hour information session to learn more about becoming a volunteer advocate for children in foster care.

CASA volunteers are ordinary people – men and women, students and executives, retirees and busy professionals. What makes them special is they each give their time and hearts to make an extraordinary difference in the lives of Passiac County’s most vulnerable children.

To RSVP for this information session, call 973-832-4002 or click here

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CASA Ambassadors Training
Dec
6
5:30 PM17:30

CASA Ambassadors Training

Become an advocate for CASA within your community. Learn how to speak about CASA, develop new presentation skills, and network with other people who support the CASA mission. Help CASA speak up for more children by learning how to speak up for CASA.

Ambassadors will:

  • Represent CASA at community events

  • Help increase social media presence

  • Network with community members

  • Develop presentation and leadership skills

  • Present information sessions and educational trainings

Register here

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Volunteer Information Session
Nov
20
6:00 PM18:00

Volunteer Information Session

Join CASA staff for a one-hour information session to learn more about becoming a volunteer advocate for children in foster care.

CASA volunteers are ordinary people – men and women, students and executives, retirees and busy professionals. What makes them special is they each give their time and hearts to make an extraordinary difference in the lives of Passiac County’s most vulnerable children.

To RSVP for this information session, call 973-832-4002 or click here

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Voices for Children Gala
Sep
28
to Sep 29

Voices for Children Gala

  • Preakness Hills Country Club (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Passaic County CASA's 2nd annual Gala includes a sit-down dinner with live entertainment and inspiring stories of how CASA empowers everyday people to become effective change-makers in the lives of vulnerable children.

Champions for child welfare in Passaic County will come together to highlight the work of Honoree, Andrea Nieves, a tireless CASA advocate, volunteer, and supporter for over 9 years and someone who truly embodies the mission of our organization. 

For more information, please click here.

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First night of volunteer advocate training
Jan
29
6:00 PM18:00

First night of volunteer advocate training

First night of CASA volunteer training. The training curriculum, developed by the National CASA Association, facilitated by Passaic County CASA staff, and customized for the local geographical region, will focus on the following areas:

  • the role of the volunteer
  • the child welfare system
  • needs and development of children
  • trauma, mental health and poverty
  • professional communication
  • cultural competence
  • educational needs
  • permanency

All of these resources and tools will help prepare you to advocate for a child, or children, living in foster care. To join this training or a future one, RSVP for an information session here

 

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Last Volunteer Information Session before training starts
Jan
15
10:00 AM10:00

Last Volunteer Information Session before training starts

  • Passaic County CASA for Children (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join CASA staff for a one-hour information session to learn more about the process of becoming a CASA volunteer, training program, roles and responsibilities.

CASA volunteers are ordinary people – men and women, students and executives, retirees and busy professionals. What makes them special is they each give their time and hearts to make an extraordinary difference in the lives of Passiac County’s most vulnerable children.

CASA will provide all of the training you need to be a powerful voice for a child’s best interest. A CASA volunteer visits with a child on a regular basis, interacts with all professionals involved in the child’s case, and makes recommendations directly to the court, ensuring the child’s best interests are heard. A CASA volunteer will address a child’s educational needs, help find a permanent home and provide the guidance and resources necessary for an independent future.

To RSVP call 973-832-4002 or click here

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Volunteer Information Session
Jan
10
6:00 PM18:00

Volunteer Information Session

Join CASA staff for a one-hour information session to learn more about the process of becoming a CASA volunteer, training program, roles and responsibilities.

CASA volunteers are ordinary people – men and women, students and executives, retirees and busy professionals. What makes them special is they each give their time and hearts to make an extraordinary difference in the lives of Passiac County’s most vulnerable children.

CASA will provide all of the training you need to be a powerful voice for a child’s best interest. A CASA volunteer visits with a child on a regular basis, interacts with all professionals involved in the child’s case, and makes recommendations directly to the court, ensuring the child’s best interests are heard. A CASA volunteer will address a child’s educational needs, help find a permanent home and provide the guidance and resources necessary for an independent future.

To RSVP call 973-832-4002 or click here

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Building safer, stronger communities: Addressing child abuse and neglect
Dec
18
6:00 PM18:00

Building safer, stronger communities: Addressing child abuse and neglect

Hosted by Passaic County CASA for Children and the Totowa Library

Learn about the signs and red flags for child abuse and neglect. Become familiar with New Jersey's mandatory reporting law, and how the child welfare system works. Find out how Passaic County CASA volunteers are making a difference in the lives of children who are in the child welfare system.

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Volunteer Information Session
Dec
16
10:00 AM10:00

Volunteer Information Session

Join CASA staff for a one-hour information session to learn more about the process of becoming a CASA volunteer, training program, roles and responsibilities.

CASA volunteers are ordinary people – men and women, students and executives, retirees and busy professionals. What makes them special is they each give their time and hearts to make an extraordinary difference in the lives of Passiac County’s most vulnerable children.

CASA will provide all of the training you need to be a powerful voice for a child’s best interest. A CASA volunteer visits with a child on a regular basis, interacts with all professionals involved in the child’s case, and makes recommendations directly to the court, ensuring the child’s best interests are heard. A CASA volunteer will address a child’s educational needs, help find a permanent home and provide the guidance and resources necessary for an independent future.

To RSVP call 973-832-4002 or click here

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Volunteer Information Session
Dec
11
6:00 PM18:00

Volunteer Information Session

Join CASA staff for a one-hour information session to learn more about the process of becoming a CASA volunteer, training program, roles and responsibilities.

CASA volunteers are ordinary people – men and women, students and executives, retirees and busy professionals. What makes them special is they each give their time and hearts to make an extraordinary difference in the lives of Passiac County’s most vulnerable children.

CASA will provide all of the training you need to be a powerful voice for a child’s best interest. A CASA volunteer visits with a child on a regular basis, interacts with all professionals involved in the child’s case, and makes recommendations directly to the court, ensuring the child’s best interests are heard. A CASA volunteer will address a child’s educational needs, help find a permanent home and provide the guidance and resources necessary for an independent future.

To RSVP call 973-832-4002 or click here

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Volunteer Information Session
Nov
30
6:00 PM18:00

Volunteer Information Session

Join CASA staff for a one-hour information session to learn more about the process of becoming a CASA volunteer, training program, roles and responsibilities.

CASA volunteers are ordinary people – men and women, students and executives, retirees and busy professionals. What makes them special is they each give their time and hearts to make an extraordinary difference in the lives of Passiac County’s most vulnerable children.

CASA will provide all of the training you need to be a powerful voice for a child’s best interest. A CASA volunteer visits with a child on a regular basis, interacts with all professionals involved in the child’s case, and makes recommendations directly to the court, ensuring the child’s best interests are heard. A CASA volunteer will address a child’s educational needs, help find a permanent home and provide the guidance and resources necessary for an independent future.

To RSVP call 973-832-4002 or click here

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Volunteer Information Session
Nov
18
10:00 AM10:00

Volunteer Information Session

Join CASA staff for a one-hour information session to learn more about the process of becoming a CASA volunteer, training program, roles and responsibilities.

CASA volunteers are ordinary people – men and women, students and executives, retirees and busy professionals. What makes them special is they each give their time and hearts to make an extraordinary difference in the lives of Passiac County’s most vulnerable children.

CASA will provide all of the training you need to be a powerful voice for a child’s best interest. A CASA volunteer visits with a child on a regular basis, interacts with all professionals involved in the child’s case, and makes recommendations directly to the court, ensuring the child’s best interests are heard. A CASA volunteer will address a child’s educational needs, help find a permanent home and provide the guidance and resources necessary for an independent future.

To RSVP call 973-832-4002 or click here

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CASA Ambassadors Training
Nov
16
6:00 PM18:00

CASA Ambassadors Training

Become an advocate for CASA within your community. Learn how to speak about CASA, develop new presentation skills, and network with other people who support the CASA mission. Help CASA speak up for more children by learning how to speak up for CASA.

Ambassadors will:

  • Represent CASA at community events
  • Help increase social media presence
  • Network with community members
  • Develop presentation and leadership skills
  • Present information sessions and educational trainings

Register here

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Volunteer Information Session
Nov
9
6:00 PM18:00

Volunteer Information Session

Join CASA staff for a one-hour information session to learn more about the process of becoming a CASA volunteer, training program, roles and responsibilities.

CASA volunteers are ordinary people – men and women, students and executives, retirees and busy professionals. What makes them special is they each give their time and hearts to make an extraordinary difference in the lives of Passiac County’s most vulnerable children.

CASA will provide all of the training you need to be a powerful voice for a child’s best interest. A CASA volunteer visits with a child on a regular basis, interacts with all professionals involved in the child’s case, and makes recommendations directly to the court, ensuring the child’s best interests are heard. A CASA volunteer will address a child’s educational needs, help find a permanent home and provide the guidance and resources necessary for an independent future.

To RSVP call 973-832-4002 or click here

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Volunteer Information Session
Oct
25
10:00 AM10:00

Volunteer Information Session

Join CASA staff for a one-hour information session to learn more about the process of becoming a CASA volunteer, training program, roles and responsibilities.

CASA volunteers are ordinary people – men and women, students and executives, retirees and busy professionals. What makes them special is they each give their time and hearts to make an extraordinary difference in the lives of Passiac County’s most vulnerable children.

CASA will provide all of the training you need to be a powerful voice for a child’s best interest. A CASA volunteer visits with a child on a regular basis, interacts with all professionals involved in the child’s case, and makes recommendations directly to the court, ensuring the child’s best interests are heard. A CASA volunteer will address a child’s educational needs, help find a permanent home and provide the guidance and resources necessary for an independent future.

To RSVP call 973-832-4002 or click here

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Prospective Volunteer Info Session
Jul
11
6:00 PM18:00

Prospective Volunteer Info Session

Join CASA staff for a one hour information session to learn more about the process of becoming a CASA volunteer, training program, roles and responsibilities on Tuesday, July 11 at 6pm

CASA volunteers are ordinary people – men and women, students and executives, retirees and busy professionals. What makes them special is they each give their time and hearts to make an extraordinary difference in the lives of Passiac County’s most vulnerable children.

CASA will provide all of the training you need to be a powerful voice for a child’s best interest. A CASA volunteer visits with a child on a regular basis, interacts with all professionals involved in the child’s case and makes recommendations directly to the court, ensuring the child’s best interests are heard. A CASA volunteer will address a child’s educational needs, help find a permanent home and provide the guidance and resources necessary for an independent future.

 

To RSVP Call 973-832-4002 or click here

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Prospective Volunteer Info Session
Jun
19
6:00 PM18:00

Prospective Volunteer Info Session

Join CASA staff for a one hour information session to learn more about the process of becoming a CASA volunteer, training program, roles and responsibilities on Monday, June 19 at 6pm

CASA volunteers are ordinary people – men and women, students and executives, retirees and busy professionals. What makes them special is they each give their time and hearts to make an extraordinary difference in the lives of Passiac County’s most vulnerable children.

CASA will provide all of the training you need to be a powerful voice for a child’s best interest. A CASA volunteer visits with a child on a regular basis, interacts with all professionals involved in the child’s case and makes recommendations directly to the court, ensuring the child’s best interests are heard. A CASA volunteer will address a child’s educational needs, help find a permanent home and provide the guidance and resources necessary for an independent future.

 

To RSVP Call 973-832-4002 or click here

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