Court Appointed Special Advocate Volunteer training

About four times per year, Passaic County CASA offers a 36-hour training on how to advocate for the best interests of children living in foster care. Training times vary and include both daytime and evening sessions. 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.

Upcoming training

  • January 2020 — full schedule to come

Want to join CASA training?
here to fill out the volunteer application.
For more information, contact Director of Outreach and Training Jessica Mickley at 973-832-4002 or at

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