Events

Volunteer Information Session
Oct
15
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
Oct
23
6:00 PM18:00

Volunteer Information Session

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

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
Oct
26
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
Nov
7
10:00 AM10:00

Volunteer Information Session

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

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
Nov
13
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
19
6:00 PM18:00

Volunteer Information Session

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

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
Dec
7
10:00 AM10:00

Volunteer Information Session

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

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
Dec
16
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 11th Annual "There's No Place Like Home" Tricky Tray Fundraiser
Jun
1
5:30 PM17:30

Passaic County CASA's 11th Annual "There's No Place Like Home" Tricky Tray Fundraiser

Passaic County CASA’s 11th Annual “There’s No Place Like Home” Tricky Tray is scheduled for Monday, June 1, 2020.

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.

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.

Tickets will be available as the date gets closer.

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Volunteer Information Session
Oct
5
10:00 AM10:00

Volunteer Information Session

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

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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First night of volunteer advocate training
Sep
24
6:00 PM18:00

First night of volunteer advocate training

Attend this 5-week training and learn how to advocate for the best interests of children living in foster care. Volunteers must complete the entire training session. The curriculum includes the following topics: the role of the volunteer, the child welfare system, needs and development of children, trauma, mental health, poverty, professional communication, cultural competence, educational needs, and permanency.

After the training is complete, volunteers are sworn in by a family court judge as Court Appointed Special Advocates for children in the Passaic County foster care system.

Want to attend this training and become a Court Appointed Special Advocate volunteer? Learn the steps here: https://www.passaiccountycasa.org/getting-started

 

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Volunteer Information Session
Sep
16
6:00 PM18:00

Volunteer Information Session

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

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
Sep
7
10:00 AM10:00

Volunteer Information Session

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

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
Jul
18
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
Jul
10
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: HIV and STI Awareness
Jun
25
6:00 PM18:00

Volunteer In-Service Workshop: HIV and STI Awareness

Join us for an overview discussion about the latest developments in preventing the spread of HIV/AIDs and other sexually transmitted diseases. Volunteers can expect to gain fluency and comfort in discussing AIDS and STIs and gain knowledge about current treatment protocols. 

Presented by the Coalition on AIDS in Passaic County (CAPCO).

RSVP HERE

OPEN TO CURRENT CASA VOLUNTEERS ONLY

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Volunteer Information Session
Jun
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

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Volunteer In-Service Workshop: State of CASA (Session 2)
Jun
20
10:00 AM10:00

Volunteer In-Service Workshop: State of CASA (Session 2)

Join your fellow CASAs and CASA staff to reflect on the year's accomplishments. Learn more about CASA's impact in Passaic County and key developments for the state and national CASA organizations.  Erica will also discuss strategic objectives for the coming year and exciting plans for the future you'll want to know all about!

Two sessions are available:

Monday, June 17  5:30pm - 7:30pm

OR

Thursday, June 20   10:00am - 12:00pm


RSVP here

OPEN TO CURRENT CASA VOLUNTEERS ONLY

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Volunteer In-Service Workshop: State of CASA (Session 1)
Jun
17
5:30 PM17:30

Volunteer In-Service Workshop: State of CASA (Session 1)

Join your fellow CASAs and CASA staff to reflect on the year's accomplishments. Learn more about CASA's impact in Passaic County and key developments for the state and national CASA organizations.  Erica will also discuss strategic objectives for the coming year and exciting plans for the future you'll want to know all about!

Two sessions are available:

Monday, June 17  5:30pm - 7:30pm

OR

Thursday, June 20   10:00am - 12:00pm


RSVP here

OPEN TO CURRENT CASA VOLUNTEERS ONLY

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Volunteer Information Session
Jun
13
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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Volunteer In-Service Workshop: The Immigration Process and Advocating for Those Without Legal Status
May
22
6:00 PM18:00

Volunteer In-Service Workshop: The Immigration Process and Advocating for Those Without Legal Status

Join CASA for an overview of the U.S. immigration process, followed by how to advocate for children (and biological parents) who do not have legal status.   

Presented by Northeast New Jersey Legal Services, Immigration Unit.


RSVP here

OPEN TO CURRENT CASA VOLUNTEERS ONLY

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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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Pompton Lakes Volunteer Information Session
May
18
11:00 AM11:00

Pompton Lakes 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
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
8
7:00 PM19:00

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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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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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 Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA), in partnership with the Wayne YMCA, for a FREE screening of "Out of Darkness, Into Light: Child Sexual Abuse.” The screening will be followed by a conversation with Erica Fischer-Kaslander, Executive Director at Passaic County CASA, about preventing, reporting, and addressing child sexual abuse.

Passaic County Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) is working along side the Wayne YMCA to bring awareness to child sexual abuse, in honor of National Child Abuse Prevention Month and Sexual Assault Awareness Month.

YMCAs from across the country are marking “Five Days of Action” to raise awareness about how to prevent child sexual abuse. (https://www.fivedaysofaction.org/).

To RSVP, please email laura@passaiccountycasa.org

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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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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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