Court Appointed Special Advocates - Monmouth County

2019 Grantee
Children & Families

MISSION STATEMENT: Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children of Monmouth County (“CASA”) is a strong voice for the foster children of Monmouth County who have been removed from their homes due to extreme parental abuse, neglect and/or abandonment. CASA recruits, trains, and supervises community volunteers to be advocates and champions for each child. CASA volunteers then work to ensure that needed services and assistance are provided to help move each child toward a safe and permanent home.

CASA seeks to expand services to reach additional at-risk youth by implementing the newly created CASA of Monmouth County growth plan. The plan will provide for at least 55 never before served foster children to be assigned to Monmouth County CASA Advocates each year over the next five years until eventually all of the 553 children in Monmouth County’s foster care system have been assigned a much-needed CASA volunteer. What this means is that the grant from Impact 100 will ensure that at least 110 never before served children in care will have been assigned a CASA advocate by the end of the grant period in 2021.