Court Appointed Special Advocates of Burlington County looking for new volunteers.
Court Appointed Special Advocates of Burlington County (CASA) is currently recruiting volunteers to advocate for the best interests of children who have been removed from their homes due to abuse or neglect.
The program is currently recruiting for a training class in September.
The Burlington CASA program will be conducting special information sessions to provide additional information on Wednesday Sept. 9 at 10 a.m. and Wednesday Sept.16 at 5 p.m. Both sessions are about 30 minutes in length and will be held at the Mt. Holly office at 137 High Street, Mt. Holly.
CASA works through trained community volunteers to insure that needed services and assistance are made available to children while helping to move them toward safe and permanent homes.
CASA and its volunteers speak for children in court, serve as fact finders for the family court judges and safeguard the interests of the children while they are in the foster care system.
No special background, experience or training is required.
The program will provide expert training in legal issues, child welfare, child development and social and family services.
Interested parties may contact Harry Cassidy at (609) 265–2222 for more information and to sign up for an information session.
Those interested may also register for a session at www.casaofburlington county.org.